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Friday, December 12, 2014

"The Garden Island News can please some of the people...‏" 'James "Kimo" Rosen'

James “Kimo” Rosen is a retired professional photographer living in Kapa'a 
with his best friend Obama Da Dog, Rosen also blogs as a hobby.
Above photo 1987 in my portrait studio
Real Life Images in Homer Alaska 
The Garden Island News can please some of the people...

I would like to  comment on Kelly Sheffield's recent letter to the editor  in the Garden Island news criticizing editor-n-chief Bill Buley's  recent article on the "Beer mile." She calls it irresponsible  because people on the island have alcohol problems?
http://thegardenisland.com/news/opinion/mailbag/letters-for-friday-december/article_d88fba02-81c8-11e4-b320-774b7a58f8ab.html ( Kelly Sheffield letter,"Coverage of beer mile was irresponsible.")

People on the island have obesity problems too, does that mean we should not have articles on food?
http://thegardenisland.com/lifestyles/health-med-fit/beers-mile/article_ab8abae4-8032-11e4-8145-8f66c8318d3e.html  (4 beers, 1 mile)

Bill Buley has a done great job as editor of the Garden Island newspaper since arriving almost 2 years ago. I watch the paper like a hawk and have noticed a great many more advertisers  and many new voices. The forum page has featured many new names, not the same old same old, although I miss being frequently published.  Bill likes giving everyone a voice in the paper.  So send your thoughts to TGI!

Bill and I don't always to eye to eye. The recent Monk seal issue coverage was a little too much for me with 4 front page articles about it in a weeks time. Although I did not care for it, many others did. 

In the case of the beer mile it was newsworthy and not something everyone would choose to do. it was all done in  fun. Bill  exemplified that in his fine writing and extraordinaire photo skills.

 The old expression from poet John Lydgate, same name as Kauai's John Lydgate and used by President Lincoln also applies to the Garden Island News.

“You can please some of the people all of the time, you can please all of the people some of the time, but you can’t please all of the people all of the time”

 TGI does not please me all of the time, just some of the time, that's enough for me.

This blog appeared as an opinion article in the 12-14-14 edition of the Kaua'i Garden Island news;

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Rick Comstock said...

I see some gain as you do. But I also see fault with so much. As the compass moves they just seem to be moving in the unaccredited direction. They're fail column seems to be filling the page quicker with short sighted comment / opinion with agendas.

Myron Berney said...

Via Facebook posting of Garden Island news opinion article;;

"That is the same wrong argument they use to push the prescription of ice to school children so they can get better grades."

KimoRosen said...

Myron, can you explain your comment? I am a little slow today...

Thomas LaVenture said...

You can please people some of the time, for Kauai, must mean, you can please Hanalei or Princeville or Koloa or Kekaha, but you can never please Hanalei and Princeville and Koloa and Kekaha.

KimoRosen said...

Well said Tommy! ;-)

Rick Comstock said...

Maybe some last names will get a wake-up alarm sounding for them.