I’m just at a loss over the cover story of the January 1-7, 2014 San Francisco Bay Guardian – “The Rise of Candidate X”
– Whoo-boy, where to start? Does anybody at the SFBG really believe in this Robert Frost-y, fork-in-the-road, the-Mayor-makes-all-the-difference-in-SF theory? I can’t tell. IRL, there are institutional factors that push the two roads close together, sorry. The biggest difference would be for the actual people involved, like Ed Lee, and some department heads, and some commission members, and the SFGov nomenklatura. I don’t think the City itself would be changed all that much, sorry.
– Now if there’s a fake article from a real reporter on page 10 and a reference to a real article from the same reporter on page 6 and the reporter works for the same company as everybody at the SFBG, would that be cool? Or perhaps confusing to readers?
-Which of the real-life reporters should be most offended by the fake stories on pages 9-13? You Make The Call:
Steven T. Jones* (Yes, even STJ)
-Which one of the bits was even remotely entertaining/funny? IDK
-Is there even a remote chance that Scott Wiener or Mark Farrell will both lose reelection? Like IRL and not in a some fever dream prog circle jerk?
-And Candidate X is described as being a man but then also a man or a woman, like it was still unknown by the fake reporters? (I guess I there could be some sort of point here, but somebody’d have to explain it to me.)
-And then it turns out that Candidate X is (sort of) Assemblymember Tom Ammiano after all? I still have a button from his 1999 campaign – and he’s the heretofore unknown candidate?
I’ll be curious to see how people take this.
Appears to be a misfire, JMO
*All employed by “San Francisco Newspaper Company LLC”
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