Nov 27, 2010

A shout-out to a model citizen

Blogger Tighe helps fill local news gap

Rough around the edges? Check. Valuable? You betcha


(Saratoga Springs) --- Nanoburgh? is always happy to pay some 'spect to the journalistic traditions of good old fashioned muckraking and rabble-rousing when applied to the new school platforms of self-published digital soap boxes.

We especially appreciate it when it is used to fill that black hole called local journalism. In a city like Saratoga Springs, that hole is a mile wide, given the failings of a media brand called The Saratogian. That is why the now-defuct blogs iSaratoga and (dis)Utopia of Saratoga are so sorely missed.

Whereas that town's daily newspaper refuses to touch the ongoing saga of the controversial human development organization (or to some, a cult) named NXIVM --- which just might be the most fascinating Saratoga-centric story of the past few years --- one rare remaining local blogger has picked up the slack.

Likewise, the Machiavellian intrigue of the city's Democratic party has also been given a forum on this same site. Here, the Old Media opts to pay lip service, while this same loose cannon pulls back the covers and exposes the dirty laundry.

Granted, it's not usually very pretty nor does it smell very nice, but neither is the reality of both of these sordid dramas.

That is why today we pay homage to Mr John Tighe and his SaratogaInDecline blog, in the best way we know how; with a little bit of humor:



Stay Thirsty, My Friends.

24 comments:

Phil the Thrill said...

OMG
Hahahahahahah!!!
Well done

RR said...

Now that's funny.

Hiram the Moneylender said...

2 cults we're talking about here. The cult of Vanguard and the Cult of Val Keehn. Right?

I read both blogs, your's and John T's. Theuy both rock.

Beer Man said...

"He was once asked to support Ron Kim for Mayor, but he bust a nut laughing. But that's OK, he just grew a new one"

Anonymous said...

I'll bet even Steve Coffey and keith Raniere are is laughing over this.

Or maybe not.

Broadway Billy said...

Vanguard trembles in fear and sucks on his thumb when he hears his name.

(Oh thats right. He does that anyways. Sorry.)



He taught Ron Kim how to speak in sentences that don't include the word motherfucker.

Phil the Thrill said...

911 calls him in an emergency

Ben lives on said...

Thanks and if I am the most interesting man in town this really is a boring ass town.
John

Anonymous said...

He shits Espians.

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Nanoburgh? said...

Note to Poster Anonymous @ 10:38:

I guess you just need to bring it on, my friend.

Homer J. said...

HeeHaw!

Anonymous said...

Very funny and very impressive that the man let his fans over to you...lol. Good luck to you both on the nxivm antecdote!

Anonymous said...

You won't find a more honest or straight forward person than John Tighe....flower kid

Bald Attorney said...

I'm not happy!

>>>??? said...

Will you do more Saratoga stories on here?

Burns'y said...

U da man.

Q: when you doing more shows?

Sgt Slaughter said...

Last nite I had to take a dump so bad that I almost pulled over to the side of the road to relieve the agony. But I somehow held it in until I made it home. I am pretty sure I felt an intestine crack.

I just thought I would let you know about this.

Now carry on.

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Nanoburgh? said...

10:54: I'm sure the are some pills that could change that for you

1:10 Sure

1:38: Upcoming, stay tuned

3:03: Thx for that update

4:18: Why are you expressing opinions about another blog here? Wouldn't that be better done on, let's say, HER site? Just a thought, mind you.

Anonymous said...

Love Tighe's blog! He is really making people nervous. The new media is powerful. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Bad move. You are now on the watch list. Funny? We'll see.

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Cult Buster said...

He warned Steve Coffey he'd go bald if he didn't stop lying