The pay walls are all fall down today for Matier & Ross and Willie Brown at San Francisco Chronicle/SFGate, San Francisco’s Online Newspaper.
(Hey, does Willie have a heretofore unknown skin condition or something?)
Wonder if this is a one-time deal or a permanent, Mr. Gorbachev-tear-down-this-wall! kind of deal. You could say that these particular columns this week might lose their effectiveness while waiting to get published but that’s true pretty much all of the time anyway, right?
And there’s blowback already:
“Willie Brown has named 4 or 5 people as the “next San Francisco mayor” over the past several months–and none of them were Ed Lee. Yet today Willie writes a self-congratulory column boasting Ed Lee was “noted here 1st”! Yeah, sure, whatever you say, Willie. The truth is Willie wrote his prediction AFTER word had already started circulating thru San Francisco on local radio and other non-newspaper outlets about Ed Lee as next mayor.”
You know, I’m thinking the portrait photos used at the Chron are generally not meant to be seen 300 pixels wide. Speaking of former Mayors, check out this obscenely magenta “photo” / illustration / image the Chron uses:
(You’d be better off with a cell phone shot.*)
And speaking of the hair-gelled:
Anyway, the other news of the day is that frustrated San Francisco Police Chief George Gascon is a fully-licensed California attorney eligible to become our next District Attorney. Did not know that. (See below.) Thanks, M&R!
Hey, maybe the idea of having a paywall and a two-day publication delay for these columns was a bad idea?
Just asking, bro.
Bar Number: 182345
Address: San Francisco Police Dept, 850 Bryant St #525, San Francisco, CA 94103
Phone Number: (415) 553-1551
Fax Number: (415) 553-1554
e-mail: Not Available
County: San Francisco
Undergraduate School: California St Univ Long Beach; CA
District: District 4
Sections: None Law School: Western State Univ COL; Fullerton CA
Effective Date Status Change
6/11/1996 Admitted to The State Bar of California
Explanation of member status
Actions Affecting Eligibility to Practice Law
Disciplinary and Related Actions
This member has no public record of discipline.
This member has no public record of administrative actions.”