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Entries Tagged as 'Tony Messenger'

Lawmaker Sleeps While Doing the People’s Business

March 5th, 2009 · No Comments

Tony Messenger on Twitter: State Rep Pat Yeager (D-District. 96) “I just can’t bring myself to snap a picture of state Rep. Patricia Yeager of St. Louis County, who has been asleep for almost an hour.“ “She’s awake! Ah, the power of Twitter.”

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Tags: MO Legislature · Tony Messenger

Oh, This Really Stinks!

November 13th, 2008 · No Comments

We learned yesterday that the Missouri Ethics Commission effectively destroyed any credibility they may have enjoyed with the public and with elected officials. How could anyone with a case before the commission feel confident they’ll get a fair shake after yesterday’s decision not to investigate Chris Koster? It’s ironic that an organization charged with making […]

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Messenger Proves He Doesn’t Understand the Role of a Spokesperson

June 10th, 2008 · No Comments

In between donuts and schlepping coffee for Virginia Young, Baghdad Tony Messenger is settling in rather well as the Post Dispatch’s new Jefferson City beat reporter. In between chocolate covered long johns – and still reveling in his career summit glory of the Scott Eckersley affair, Baghdad Tony found the time to log into his […]

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Tags: Decision '08 · Tony Messenger

The More Things Change…

June 6th, 2008 · No Comments

What’s that old saying, “the more things change, the more they stay the same?” As we all know, our friend Tony “Bagdad” Messenger has changed beats and newspapers, but unfortunately, we’re still being subjected to his almost homo erotic obsession with Governor Matt Blunt . Its either that, or as we’ve already suspected, Baghdad’s a […]

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Tags: Matt Blunt · Media Bias · Tony Messenger

Reporter Watson Exposes Jay Nixon Double Standard

June 2nd, 2008 · No Comments

By J. Jonah Jameson If there were any doubts that the media has a double standard when it comes to Jay Nixon and Republicans, then Bob Watson at the Jefferson City News-Tribune just dispelled those doubts. You see, Watson copied us in on an email containing a series of questions that boil down to one […]

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Tags: J. Jonah Jameson · Jay Nixon · Media Bias · Tony Messenger

BOMBSHELL: “Baghdad” Tony Messenger Fired for Incompetence????

March 12th, 2008 · No Comments

Did “Baghdad” Tony Messenger get demoted? Without much notice, Messenger has gone from being the editor of the Springfield News-Leader to being a beat reporter in the Missouri capitol building for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. And with the capable and intelligent Virginia Young running the halls for the St. Louis Post, it is doubtful Baghdad […]

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Tags: Media Bias · Tony Messenger

Face It Messenger, You Suck!

March 4th, 2008 · No Comments

Tony “Baghad” Messenger laments today on his being shut out AGAIN in the local blogger awards: “Once again, the Springfield bloggers have deemed me unworthy. I was shut out in the second annual Blogaroni contest. Sadness reigns in the Messenger household.” As critical as we’ve been towards you Baghdad, we don’t expect you to heed […]

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Journalism Professor to Messenger: Stop Being “Divisive”

November 30th, 2007 · No Comments

Rhetorica: Press-Politics Journal: Editorial Page Editor Tony Messenger has been working hard to beef up the community conversation in the Voices section of the print product. The section is robust, enlightening, infuriating, maddening, and delicious. The web portion must expand on this. Being interactive is a given. Here’s what I propose: Stop with the divisive […]

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“Baghdad” Messenger Adds New Blogs

November 5th, 2007 · No Comments

Looks like Baghdad Messenger’s foaming at the mouth, personal Jihad against the Blunt Administration has spawned the need for some type of balance at The News Leader. The “Fiercely Independent Politically” Baghdad announced today the creation of two new blogs: Ozarks Right and Ozarks Left. “They’re an attempt to get more community members talking about […]

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Tags: Media Bias · Tony Messenger

UPDATE: AP Says Fired Blunt Attorney Offered to Keep Quiet

November 1st, 2007 · No Comments

  “A devout Mormon, Eckersley isn’t shy about the fact that, at 30 years old, he’s still doing his best to live by the teachings of his faith, including remaining celibate before marriage. Perhaps that’s why he didn’t fit in with a staff in which he saysbawdy, locker-room talk is the norm. He says he […]

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Tags: Media Bias · Political Fix · Scott Eckersley · Tony Messenger