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News, The Snitch <i>Guardian</i> Ditches Julian Davis Endorsement (Update)

Guardian Ditches Julian Davis Endorsement (Update)

Update (4:42 p.m.): SFBG's Tim Redmond responds to SF Weekly. Read his comments after the jump.Today, the San Francisco Bay Guardian reversed its endorsement of supervisoral candidate Julian Davis -- and went a step farther, urging him to drop out…
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News, The Snitch <i>Guardian</i> Tries to Sell Out

Guardian Tries to Sell Out

Every progressive has his price. For the San Francisco Bay Guardian, it's apparently $1  million. For decades, the Guardian and its staff have insulted the Weekly and its writers because we were purchased by an out-of-town corporation. Now that the…
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News, The Snitch <i>Examiner</i> Hasn't Bought <i>Guardian</i> -- Yet

Examiner Hasn't Bought Guardian -- Yet

Earlier today, the East Bay Express broke the news that the owners of the San Francisco Examiner have bought the San Francisco Bay Guardian. It turns out that's not quite true -- but may be soon. Tim Redmond, the Guardian's…
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News, The Snitch Laid-Off <i>Guardian</i> Staffers Didn't See It Coming

Laid-Off Guardian Staffers Didn't See It Coming

Late last month, citing tight financial times, the Guardian sent a quarter of its editorial staff packing. Despite the acrimonious relationship between our newspapers, there is no joy in watching colleagues hurled overboard to keep the sinking ship of journalism…
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News, The Snitch <i>Bay Guardian</i> Defends the Status Quo -- Again

Bay Guardian Defends the Status Quo -- Again

Whenever SF Weekly pens a cover story critiquing the inefficient, unaccountable nature of San Francisco's government, the Guardian can be counted on to spring forth with a spirited defense of the status quo. Apparently, defending the status quo is what…
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Guardian Editor: How Dare You Call Me Anti-Tax?

The San Francisco Bay Guardian's Tim Redmond today called us with some spirited criticism of an item we ran last week stating the paper's editors would personally benefit from Prop. 13 legislation they endorsed.In the item, we noted that the…
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News, The Snitch Guardian Editors Would Benefit from Prop. 13 Legislation They Endorsed

Guardian Editors Would Benefit from Prop. 13 Legislation They Endorsed

On Nov. 3, 2003 the Wall Street Journal published a letter from Warren Buffett in which the Nebraska billionaire explained his negative view of California's Proposition 13, the 1978 law that limits property tax assessments to the original sale price,…
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News, The Snitch We're On the Air: Joe Eskenazi and Benjamin Wachs Debate the Guardian's Tim Redmond on KQED Tomorrow

We're On the Air: Joe Eskenazi and Benjamin Wachs Debate the Guardian's Tim Redmond on KQED Tomorrow

Perhaps you remember our recent cover story "The Worst Run Big City in the U.S." by Joe Eskenazi and Benjamin Wachs. The story ruffled some feathers, to be sure, garnering a lot of comments on the Web site and a…
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News, The Snitch I'll Surrender My Snark If the Guardian Loses its Condescension: One More Look at the Numbers

I'll Surrender My Snark If the Guardian Loses its Condescension: One More Look at the Numbers

Tim Redmond thinks our debate on Forum tomorrow should be "fun." But I'm bored with his line of argument already. Because the truth is that we're reached a point in the "how much does San Francisco spend per capita?" debate…
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News, The Snitch Guardian Editor Is Finished with the Rancor, Name-Calling Over Chris Daly's Move to Fairfield -- You Conservative, Suburban Twits!

Guardian Editor Is Finished with the Rancor, Name-Calling Over Chris Daly's Move to Fairfield -- You Conservative, Suburban Twits!

Even those of you lunching on American cheese and Miracle Whip between two slices of crustless white bread are probably familiar with the operating definition of chutzpah: A man who killed both of his parents pleading for the mercy of…
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News, The Snitch Guardian's Tim Redmond Didn't Let the Facts Get In the Way of His Story

Guardian's Tim Redmond Didn't Let the Facts Get In the Way of His Story

I'm not sure how I wound up on the listserv of the San Francisco Bay Guardian's Web news (I certainly didn't sign up), but it comes every day  -- and occasionally I read it. Last week, I was particularly…
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News, The Snitch Bay Guardian's Latest Brain Vomit -- And Our Response

Bay Guardian's Latest Brain Vomit -- And Our Response

Tim Redmond Editor's note: From the moment SF Weekly published its first issue as a New Times publication in 1995, Bruce Brugmann, Tim Redmond, and their employees at the Bay Guardian made clear their intention to run us out of…
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News, The Snitch Trouble in Paradise: Chris Daly, <i>Guardian</i> Argue in Front of the Kids

Trouble in Paradise: Chris Daly, Guardian Argue in Front of the Kids

It's not often that self-respecting members of the Fourth Estate are drawn into lovers' tiffs with public officials in plain view. But such exchanges have apparently become the norm at the San Francisco Bay Guardian, where publisher Bruce Brugmann…
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The Prop. H Campaign's Big Lie

By Will Harper Like a lot of people, I am suspicious whenever a huge corporation like PG&E dumps big money into a campaign. It’s hard to believe that a for-profit utility has the public’s best interests in mind when it…
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News, The Snitch Beneath the Valley of the Ultra-Liberals

Beneath the Valley of the Ultra-Liberals

By Will Harper Last week the Chronicle offended the delicate sensibilities of the Bay Guardian by referring to the supe candidates they back as “ultra-liberal.” Ultra-liberal Guardian editor Tim Redmond predictably saw a conspiracy between the mayor’s political strategists and…
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Taking the Guardian to Task: Tim Redmond and the Peninsula Press Club Awards

A note on Tim Redmond's editorial this week: Generally, it's an advice column from Redmond (who has "a son going into third grade and … a daughter going into kindergarten") to San Francisco public schools' new superintendent, Carlos Garcia. It's…
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Bunny News

OK, so we'll give our self-righteous rivals at the Bay Guardian the benefit of the doubt: We'll take your word that you haven't pimped yourself out to a celebrity's narcissism, even though evidence would seem to suggest otherwise. As our…
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News, Mecklin Reason to Question

Reason to Question

It was October, I was in New York City on business, and I was trying to respond to phone messages asking for comment about a lawsuit that the San Francisco Bay Guardian had filed here in San Francisco against the…
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News, Mecklin It's the Journalism, Bruce

It's the Journalism, Bruce

There was a time not very long ago when San Francisco Bay Guardian Publisher Bruce Brugmann thought he was winning the war of the San Francisco weeklies, and back then, he was in a predatory frame of mind. In 1996…
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It's the Journalism, Bruce

There was a time not very long ago when San Francisco Bay Guardian Publisher Bruce Brugmann thought he was winning the war of the San Francisco weeklies, and, back then, he was in a predatory frame of mind. In 1996…
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