Meet Your News Providers

<p><img border="0" vspace="7" align="right" width="300" src="http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa306/Mithridate/db.jpg" hspace="7" height="198" /></p><p>In this <a href="/blogs/mithridate-ombud/2007/08/08/meet-your-news-providers">second installment</a>, we take a break from our usual program of pointing out the absurdity of liberal bias in the press to let you get to know some of the people who provide the news for public consumption. </p><p>Meet Mario Anthony Orlikoff, formerly a Daily Press Sports Editor, now <a href="http://www.dailypress.com/news/dp-04644sy0aug15,0,1150420.story?coll=hr_... alleged bank robber</a>. After being followed by a drive-through bank customer, Mario was pulled out of a river by police and his toy gun was taken away, which will no doubt lead to calls for a three day waiting period for toy guns. The big tip-off was that the note he handed the bank teller in the robbery was written in perfect AP Style. </p><p>In other news, Seattle Times staffers showed their true colors this week. <a href="http://www.editorandpublisher.com/eandp/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_con... &amp; Publisher reports</a> that when news staffers at the Seattle Times learned of Karl Rove's resignation, they cheered. It led Executive Editor Dave Boardman to send a note to the staffers telling them to keep their politics to themselves, which apparently means keep doing what you're doing but don't cheer out loud about it.</p><p><em>Update: Seattle Times stock &quot;</em><a href="http://crosscut.com/seattle-newspapers/6290/McClatchy%27s+stake+in%20+Se... value dramatically</em></a><em>.&quot; Down 12% in six months.</em> </p><!--break-->