Wednesday, January 10, 2007

New Blog: Early Returns from the P-Gers

Rich Lord called this a blog. Ha, ha, ha. This is a web site. A blog generally allows for comments. This is very 1999ish. Well, perhaps it is 2002ish.

I email Rich Lord saying that Les Ludwig started talking about "alternative funding" back in 2003. I felt that the news of Luke's deal with the California firm should have quoted Ludwig. Heck, he ran for Mayor on that as a central platform plank. Furthermore, the words, "Do More With Les" were spoken by young Mayor Luke Ravenstahl at his first budget address in recent months.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - Local News - Early Returns Welcome to Early Returns, the Post-Gazette's online guide to Pittsburgh and Pennsylvania politics. Politics Editor James O'Toole can be reached at, and former Harrisburg correspondent Bill Toland can be reached at The Early Returns staff also now includes city hall reporter Rich Lord, who can be reached at


Anonymous said...

Is that 1999ish as in Grant Street 1999?

Mark Rauterkus said...


I'm hinting at the year. A long time ago, before blogging made it more popular, there were web pages without interaction.

The PG blog pointed to, as the PG Chats hosted every month or so, are over controlled and without interaction.

Newspapers are going out of business and face a big crisis. New media elements at the PG are painfully slow to develop and spring up in this marketplace.

Anonymous said...

I agree with your analysis of the PG so-called blog and the state of the print media. I was only cracking a joke.