The Chronicle is laboring along --with its print edition, like most other major newspapers, bleeding red ink. Moreover, under Cooper's stewardship, there appears to be a huge wall of supporters and non-supporters alike; she picks her favorites and apparently likes to dump on those people she regards as "underlings."
Several star writers have left the building under mysterious circumstances; Jon Carroll retired last year but several industry sources say he was forced out. City columnist, Chuck Nevius is leaving in December after thirty-plus years but several sources say he too was forced out.
Cooper has been mum on the matter but for a woman journalist who supposedly has a lot to say, has said virtually nothing since assuming her post. Most EIC occasionally write Sunday columns or state of the paper pieces, Cooper has done neither. She is, according to staffers, a big Giants fan.
And she detests bloggers. "You're not real journalists," she said. Yeah, every time I see Cooper I think of the next coming of Maureen Dowd.
*I've been writing a lot more about TV News, less about Bay Area radio. Most of my lack of radio columns have to do with the further degradation of station, both AM and FM. The people in Bay Area radio, the people who run the business, don't respect you folks. They think of you as dummies and regard you as nincompoops --they are vile people and I don't care for vile people. Vile people annoy the hell out of me.
*The all-sports AM bleeder was off the air a good many hours early Monday Morning. Maybe the commercials went on strike.
*Heather Holmes, KTVU's shoe correspondent, has told friends she wants to be considered a "serious journalist."
And another thing: for god's sake, stop flubbing your lines and read the damn teleprompter --want to be a diva? Then continue to do what you do.