Mark Topping 
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Humboldt resident for over 20 years, local motorcycle shop owner and motorcycle enthusiast for over 50 years.

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Re: “TL;DR: Five Things You Might Have Missed in This Weeks’ Cover Story

So, I picked up the Journal and my immediate thought was, those damned irresponsable motorcyclists are the reason the riverbar got closed!! As I read the complete story, I discovered NOT ONE WORD was even mentioned about off-road motorcycles!! WHAT?!?!? Here again is another biased attempt to make motorcyclists look bad for absolutely no reason. Where are the pictures of the 4x4's, or the guns the story talks about? There is a very small,easily missed shadow of a quad, but front and center here is a flat tracker sliding around shot up beer cans, which has absolutely NOTHING to do about the article!
I called the editor yesterday afternoon to voice my displeasure about the misleading cover and was told it's "just art". Art is what you see in a gallery, or on your living room wall, NOT on the cover of a newspaper type publication, unless the article is about art, and the story is not about art! But unless you read the whole story (the story was well written by the way), you would make the assumption by the cover, that motorcyclists are to blame for the drinking and firearm use leading up to the closing of the access to the riverbar.
The headlines and cover pictures are to draw interest to the lead story. The people who only read the headlines and look at the "art" have already formed their opinion and wrongly placed blame and won't take the time to read the story.

Posted by Mark Topping on 04/11/2016 at 4:21 PM

Re: “Shot Up and Shut Down

So, I picked up the Journal and my immediate thought was, those damned irresponsable motorcyclists are the reason the riverbar got closed!! As I read the complete story, I discovered NOT ONE WORD was even mentioned about off-road motorcycles!! WHAT?!?!? Here again is another biased attempt to make motorcyclists look bad for absolutely no reason. Where are the pictures of the 4x4's, or the guns the story talks about? There is a very small,easily missed shadow of a quad, but front and center here is a flat tracker sliding around shot up beer cans, which has absolutely NOTHING to do about the article!
I called the editor yesterday afternoon to voice my displeasure about the misleading cover and was told it's "just art". Art is what you see in a gallery, or on your living room wall, NOT on the cover of a newspaper type publication, unless the article is about art, and the story is not about art! But unless you read the whole story (the story was well written by the way), you would make the assumption by the cover, that motorcyclists are to blame for the drinking and firearm use leading up to the closing of the access to the riverbar.
The headlines and cover pictures are to draw interest to the lead story. The people who only read the headlines and look at the "art" have already formed their opinion and wrongly placed blame and won't take the time to read the story.

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Posted by Nervous Staff1 on 04/08/2016 at 6:49 AM

Re: “College in Revolt

In other words, employees are just being melodramatic whiners. Can it be clarified if Mr. Emad actually made this statement or if it was a paraphrase based on his general attitude towards staff? It seems minor but very important since he's being held accountable.

Posted by Nervous Staff on 04/02/2010 at 6:13 AM

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