The Providence Phoenix wrote a really nice article about me and RI Future this week for its annual “Local Heroes” feature, and I thought it was worth sharing with you all, our loyal readers.
Phoenix editor David Scharfenberg picked up on a really important point, I think, namely that, in RI Future is pretty much the only place one can find progressive news for and about Rhode Island. In fact, it’s a point I made in my post about taking over this site.
Rhode Island may be one of the bluest states in America. But pick up the editorial page of the Providence Journal or turn on news and talk radio station WPRO and you wouldn’t know it.
Indeed, with a few notable exceptions — Journal columnist Bob Kerr, Rhode Island Public Radio commentator Scott MacKay, and, from time to time, this pinko publication — the voice of Ocean State media alternates between an outraged conservatism and a bland centrism.
Enter Bob Plain, 38, the left’s newest happy warrior: floppy hair, easy grin, and no small amount of determination.
Here’s the link to the story (the vignette on me taking over RI Future starts on page 2). Enjoy!