George Rodrigue

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2014

    Morning News Denies Its Own Sorry History in Price-Inland Port Story

    Oh, I swore I wasn't going to respond to the stuff yesterday by Tod Robberson on The Dallas Morning News opinion blog yesterday, but now "Wylie H Dallas," the scarily well-informed omnipresent pseudonymous blog commenter, has got me all stirred up. This morning he posted an old Steve Blow column f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2014

    A Pickup Struck and Killed a Child Waiting at an Arlington Crosswalk

    The photo tell the story. Not all of it, maybe but enough. A mangled baby stroller abandoned in the middle of a six-lane intersection. A few feet away, a weathered pickup has stopped sprawled half across the curb. Yellow police tape twists in the foreground. The scene is Cooper Street and Californi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2014

    Help Me Out Commenter Wylie H., and I Swear I Won't Pay You $100,000

    There he was again yesterday commenting on my thing here about the convention center hotel, Wylie H., the city's smartest best informed and most mysterious commenter, and all I could think of was how badly I want to see him exposed. Wait. Why would I want to see Wylie H. exposed? How would that hel ... More >>

  • News

    August 8, 2013

    In the Nasher Fight, the Morning News Has a Double Standard

    The paper will protect commenters' privacy if it likes what they say.

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2013

    The News Shouldn't Be Proud About Outing the Anonymous Blog Comment in the Nasher Fight

    Oh, I guess we had some fun Saturday on the KNON radio version of "Get Off My Lawn," a program I have been sharing every Saturday at 10 a.m. with political consultant and D Magazine columnist Eric Celeste. We took an on-air call from the elusive pseudonymous Dallas blog commenter, Wylie H., who was ... More >>

  • News

    May 30, 2013

    For the Dallas Black Dance Theatre, a Cold Shoulder from ATTPAC

    Why can't one of Dallas' oldest (and coolest) performance groups get a date with the Arts District?

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2012

    Dallas Police & Fire Pension Says Lawsuit Isn't Imminent, Questions Morning News' Ethics

    Perhaps you've heard by now: the Morning News reports that negotiations "have all but broken down" between the Nasher Sculpture Center and the Dallas Police and Fire Pension System, who own the neighboring Museum Tower, which its critics say is really lighting up the neighborhood. But a statement ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2012

    It's True, Dogs and Their Owners Do Become Alike. Mine Bites.

    Not much sleep last night. Wide awake at 4 a.m., hiding beneath the sheets. A pretty sad state of affairs when a fellow of my years has to hide under his own bedding to avoid being bitten in the face by a dog. But there you have it. Rescue dogs. Two of them. It's how my wife and I handle things. I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2011

    Picking Apart The Dallas Morning News' Smug Sense of Its Own Virtue

    ​Quite a bit of chest-puffing harrumphing holier-than-thou going on over at The Dallas Morning News editorial page today, with a self-congratulatory ditty about that dirty Rupert Murdoch, about those nasty dirty Brit tabloids and about how happy the News is with itself for being ... well ... y ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2011

    Dear Morning News: We Hope This Finds You Well. Where Have You Been All These Years?

    ​Dallas Morning News managing editor George Rodrigue has lambasted me in his most recent "Ask the Editor" column for having lambasted the News in a column here two weeks ago. Now I have to lambaste him back. Whole lotta lambastin' goin' on. Anyway, I share with you this open letter I am sendi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2009

    Thursday-Morning News Grab Bag

    ​Dallas Area Rapid Transit said yesterday that "for the third consecutive year more than nine out of ten Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) customers report overall satisfaction with the agency." Most riders surveyed believe the trains and buses run on time and as scheduled, are plenty safe and bett ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2009

    Why We Take Everything News ME George Rodrigue Writes With a Grain of SALT

    If nothing else, the paper version of Unfair Park has a most devoted reader in one George Rodrigue, the Dallas Morning News managing editor who, yet again, tears himself from the ads in the back of the Dallas Observer just long enough to read Schutze. As Jim's out of the office today -- he's decided ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2009

    If It's Hot Fudge Friday, It Must Be Time for Another Schutze-Rodrigue Throwdown

    Yesterday Dallas Morning News managing editor George Rodrigue took issue with my April 1 column in which I took issue with his attack on the Dallas Observer last month. At this point, I'm sure it would be better for everybody if George and I were locked in a sound-proofed room with Nerf swords and a ... More >>

  • News

    April 2, 2009
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    March 26, 2009

    News ME George Rodrigue Takes a Good, Long, Hard Look at Our Tiny Staff

    George RodrigueDallas Morning News Managing Editor George Rodrigue just posted his latest "Ask the Editor" column. And, even though nobody asked -- we are soooooo blushing right now -- it's mostly about the Dallas Observer, otherwise known as "a sexually oriented weekly tabloid," which sounds signif ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2008

    Extra! Extra! Extra Copies!

    Word out of 508 Young Street is that George Rodrigue, Dallas Morning News managing editor, has informed the staff of Dallas's Only Daily that it's fired up the presses this afternoon for a special reprinting of today's paper, which is apparently historic or something? Turns out, folks have been stre ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 9, 2008

    Speak, Doggy!

    Rodrigue's dog is blue...and chatty too

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    February 29, 2008
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    February 20, 2008
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    February 20, 2008

    NTTA Says We're Parking Up the Wrong Tree. Sure, Whatever You Say.

    So, a couple of items down below, I wrote about a story posted on The Dallas Morning News' Web site, which says the North Texas Tollway Authority is about to bill Dallas an extra $1.54 million for design of the Trinity River toll road. I suggested it might be about time for Morning News managing edi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2007

    This Little Piggy Goes to Town

    Apologies to the civilians in the room. I need to speak directly to the bloodhounds at The Dallas Morning News. Please excuse us while we engage in a bit of canine shop talk, just among us ink-stained wretches. Your managing editor, George Rodrigue, posted a rebuttal this afternoon to an item I wro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2007

    What's the Rush, Mayor Tom? Hidin' Something?

    Wow. Now this takes a little bit of work to follow, but I think it’s worth it. And here is where we are headed: First, The Dallas Morning News hides the ball. Then, to cover themselves, they show the ball -- very briefly, sort of a sneak peek. But now -- and this is the wow part for me -- they hav ... More >>

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    November 1, 2007
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    October 22, 2007

    Ask The Polemicist

    One thing that’s so wrong with blogging is that you have to do it so fast. I am literally grabbing a cup of coffee between appointments today, but I can’t let George Rodrigue’s new post on The Dallas Morning News' Web site go unanswered until tomorrow. Many things to get to. First: I said the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2007

    Um, Jim ...

    Dallas Morning News managing editor George Rodrigue just accused you of "lunacy." Called you a "polemicist." Says you "demonize." Insists you are "no longer acting as a journalist." And he just hates my headline. Says it wasn't "civil." Oh, why do I get the feeling George Rodrigue ain't seen nothing ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2007

    The Polemicist

    Moments ago on The Dallas Morning News' Web page, the paper's managing editor, George Rodrigue, posted a long criticism of my work in which he accuses me repeatedly of being a polemicist. According to my copy of the Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, that would make me a writer of controversial, agg ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2007

    Mong and Moroney to Staff: Yer Doin' a DMN Good Job

    Craig Flournoy and Tracy Everbach's highly critical Dallas Morning News review in the Columbia Journalism Review, first mentioned here Thursday, has prompted a response from the paper's Big Bosses, editor Bob Mong and publisher and chief executive officer Jim Moroney. Unfair Park was forwarded a mem ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2006

    Man Bites Dog

    Ed Bark says of Belo bossman Robert Decherd: "Many veteran employees at the newspaper have never even seen him. He's not known as much of a 'people person.'" Uh, Ed, we're still not sure he's a real person. Turns out, his bite is worse than his Bark. That's Ed Bark, by the way, officially the former ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2006

    How High? Very High.

    There is a very good explanation as to why so many arts critics are leaving The Dallas Morning News--or, at the very least, accepting the paper's buyout offer, which they have till 5:30 p.m. Wednesday to withdraw. They were told to go by editor Bob Mong and vice president-managing editor George Rodr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2006

    The Line Out the Door

    On Wednesday, Dallas Morning News staffers could begin accepting the newspaper's buyout offers, and they did so in droves; some 80 staffers have taken the parting gift, among them some high-profile arts critics, reporters and editors. They've been named here and here, but those lists aren't necessar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2006

    Note to DMN'ers: Keep Waiting.

    We just received a memo sent to Dallas Morning News staffers yesterday regarding the upcoming shake-up in the newsroom. As we noted here last week, the paper's about to lose some 50-60 employees in the coming days, some likely from GuideLive, not two years after Belo Corp. axed 250 workers at Dallas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2006

    Is GuideLive Dying? Mong Responds.

    Dallas Morning News editor Bob Mong Jr. says there has been no "definitive" decision made concerning impending layoffs buyouts at Dallas' Only Daily. Over the last two days, I've heard from a number of sources, none of whom are mentioned in this post, that Belo Corp. management has decided to ditch ... More >>

  • News

    November 17, 2005

    Paper Trails

    Morning News waits and waits to acknowledge CBS-11's scoop of an ethically challenged state rep

  • News

    September 1, 2005

    Race, Race, Race

    Man. Now everybody's calling everybody a racist.

  • News

    August 4, 2005

    If You Can't Argue the Facts...

    Plus: Every Picture Tells a Story

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    July 29, 2004


    Budget woes leave DMN staffers uneasy

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    May 6, 2004


    You say you want a revolution? The DMN kings shake up their court.

  • Culture

    December 20, 2001

    Deal With the Devil

    Dale Chihuly makes art for the masses. The masses deserve better.