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John Calipari Isn’t A Fan Of The Local Newspaper


If you’re nothing like me, you’ve always wondered what goes down inside a Lexington Rotary meeting.  Business deals?  Evil belly laughs?  Virgin sacrifices?  Unless one of us one of us magically becomes an outstanding leader in our vocation or achieves and important position in our firm, we might never know.  But thanks to Matt Jones on KSR this morning, we know what happened at yesterday’s meeting.  Coach Cal happened.   

John Calipari was the guest speaker and after saying that the only time he saw a newspaper in Memphis was when he ran over it with his car and noting that he won’t even go that far in Lexington, Coach Cal went a step further.  He told the group that he knows that the local paper is negative and said that in five years, it will be a once-a-week newspaper.  There was apparently some debate between those in attendance about whether Cal was referencing newspapers in general or the Herald-Leader specifically, but that’s not really important.  What matters is that we finally have a foot in the door of the Rotary’s secrets.  We shall all soon be enlightened.

Article written by Thomas Beisner

31 responses to “John Calipari Isn’t A Fan Of The Local Newspaper”

  1. GoCats2

    What is this “newspaper”? I googled “newspaper” and found no results.

  2. mocha

    I was living in Japan when Cal signed on to coach UK.
    My Dad arrived to visit me there on 4/2 I believe and brought this newspaper with him, which was a nice surprise.
    it’s now framed and part of the UK tribute room.

  3. catcrawler

    He gets it. (not the LHL, but IT)

  4. SexnNursinHomes

    1- haha
    2- nice story.

    John Clay looks like Burt from Sesame Street on that front page.

  5. Big Whiney Baby

    Everyone is against me. Stop picking on me!!

  6. Joker Blows

    coach cal is dead on! Newspapers are losing their appeal. Too many ways to get information…and as people receive information now compared to 10-20 years ago we are seeing (exposed to)how poorly the reporting and editorials are. Liberal rags like the LHL are losing subscriptions every year, laying off employees, etc. Yet they are keeping their strategy of diluting the truth to promote their liberal (socialist) opinions, candidates and to do their best to expose anything that they can show UK basketball is doing wrong…whether its a small insignificant issue or a large issue. It is their job to stick it to the program when ever possible. UK basketball and the players/coaches have done so so much good for Lexington and Kentucky but 99% of that is never discussed or shown. Thank goodness KSR shows the good stuff..eventually LHL will catch on…but it will be too late.

  7. GoCats2

    #6 Way to get it started, political fight in 3…2…1….

  8. Big D

    How are you guys gonna trash Tipton without the paper ? LOL

  9. Holden McGroin

    Boom! goes the Cal. Suck that, LHL. I believe this is Cal’s backhanded way of saying to the BBN, if you want Tipturd out, quit buying the damn paper. (a much classier way of saying it, than what spurrier did).
    I absolutely love it.

  10. NBA league pass

    I think Cal should take it a step further and make it difficult on them to get player interviews, access, etc. All they do is trash him and the program at every opportunity, I wish he would stick it to em.

  11. omg

    6- you Meredith lay off the Limbaugh. Do you honestly think the lull are socialists? Too funny

  12. lexslamman

    6.

    The newspaper I work for has increased circulation and advertising revenue. I guess newspapers are only failing in areas full of illiterate conservatives.

  13. ThatsAShame

    lexlamann – I thought you worked in a hospital?

  14. Imarappertoo

    The word newspaper is an oxymoron.

  15. KentuckyRLD

    The real way to kill the lhl is to attack their advertisers. Let them know that as long as they advertise in the lhl you won’t shop there. It won’t matter to the big guys like walmart and kroger, but it will make a real difference to the smaller locally owned businesses.

  16. ibleedblue

    Its not just negativity in sports by newspapers, its the whole newspaper. From sports to politics to news, the herald and courier are negative inside out.

  17. SeoulCat

    As the child of a former Rotary District Governor (Kentucky-Ohio-Michigan), I can assure you that Rotary Club meetings are boring, mundane, and completely devoid of anything interesting, at all….that is, if you consider the secret society meeting in Kubrick’s “Eyes Wide Shut” to be boring, mundane, and completely devoid of anything interesting, at all. I think that entire scene was filmed at the annual regional meeting in Columbus, 1998.

  18. NOTCraig

    Don’t attack their local advertisers! That only contributes to a negative local business climate. Just don’t buy the the paper. The rest will take care of itself.

  19. Al's IndiCats

    Many moons ago I used to subscribe to the LHL. After reading it I would either recycle or have other uses for it. One was lining my Parrot’s cage with it, until one day I came from home and found his droppings all over the floor just outside the cage. When I asked him WTF is going on he replied, I lined it with the sports section with Tiptons article on top and he thought there was enough SH!T on it already.

  20. Al's IndiCats

    C’mon that was a good story….

  21. g

    I love when people put politics into a sports discussion <3

  22. bung

    the LHL owners are in Cali i think…

  23. It's a Celebration

    It’s no secret a lot of newspapers are owned or funded by liberals.

  24. HillbillyInBC

    The Mountain Eagle is a once-a-week newspaper, and it’s way better than the Herald-Leader. And the H-L comics section can’t compete with “Speak Your Piece” for hilarity.

  25. lexslamman

    13.

    Started my journalism career 3 months ago.

  26. Dude

    All newpapers are dying. Only the older generations read them. Younger generations get their news from alternative sources.

  27. Lori M

    Unless you do a screen grab of everything you read on the internet, a newspaper is becoming the only on-the-record journalism. Way too easy to change a story that goes online and claim it didn’t happen.

  28. the other guy

    I was there and he was talking about large newspapers in general that are always going the “gotcha” route. he mentioned small community based papers that existed to promote a community as the newspaper of the future. While he was referencing all newspapers in general he was doing so in response to a question about the Leader. Given the context, he left little room for doubt that he was thinking of the HL as one of the papers that enjoyed knocking people/the community down and thus would be a once a week paper in the future.

    He also asked an interesting question of the audience. “Am I a democrat or a republican?”

  29. bryce stephens

    I think the high school paper i write for gets more views than the LHL because we dont trash any of our sports, coaches, or players

  30. WHEN DO WE FIRE JOKER

    Given the negative slant by the LHL towards UK, I think the University should not grant interviews; not issue press credentials to the LHL sports journalist a$$holes; and Coach Cal should ignore their questions at press conferences and just say “next question” and then they will have a real reason to feel negatively towards the University.

  31. Thanks

    The HL is a trash rag not worth the paper it’s printed on.