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Posts Tagged ‘Joe Garofoli’

Chronicle Pair Offer Visiting Journalists a Ten-Step Article Template

New York magazine recently wondered – “Is San Francisco New York?” From that west coast city, San Francisco Chronicle pop culture critic Peter Hartlaub and staff writer Joe Garofoli today offer up the cheekiest of commentary-responses in the form of a ten-step Cut-and-Paste San Francisco Trend Story template.

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Each and every suggested feature article touchstone is hilarious, including:

Step 3: Find the outrage. Now that you’re sufficiently fired up about evictions, it’s time to write about the tenant-landlord rift without actually speaking to a greedy landlord or aggrieved tenant. The San Francisco Tenants Union, Tenderloin Housing Clinic or any past/present editor of the San Francisco Bay Guardian will gladly confirm that San Francisco is on the verge of doom (just as the naysayers said in 1998 during the first dot-com boom).

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Larry Flynt Weighs In on Schwarzenegger Scandal

Hustler chieftain Larry Flynt was in San Francisco today publicizing his book One Nation Under Sex, a history of U.S. presidential sex scandals and their resulting impact on the political decision making process. So naturally, Joe Garofoli, a reporter for the Chronicle, asked him what he thought about today’s stunning Schwarzenegger revelations.

Flynt thinks Arnold’s household transgressions are worse than those of Bill Clinton but not quite as bad as the ones that tarnished John Edwards. He also feels that unlike Clinton, no one is going to feel sorry for Schwarzenegger:

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