Got an e-mail yesterday from Westword contributor Teague Bohlen, who noticed something I hadn't about the December 4 Rocky Mountain News -- the edition that contained the paper's initial print coverage about the decision by its parent company, E.W. Scripps, to put it up for sale. On page two, to the right of "We're Still Here For You," a mini-column by John Temple, the Rocky's editor, publisher and president, was a W.C. Fields quote printed under the heading "LAUGH LINE." It read, "If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. Then give up. There's no use in being a damn fool about it."
As Bohlen notes, "I can't imagine that was coincidental." -- Michael Roberts