Kurt Greenbaum Leaving STLToday For Greener Patch-ures?

You know how sometimes news people will put a question mark at the end of their headlines or, even more commonly, the TV news anchors will do the higher voice thing at the end of stuff before going to the break: “Are there too many fat people in St. Louis?!”, “People find Randy Naughton informative?!” This headline is just like those. The answer to the “question” we posed to ourselves is: Yes. [Read More]

Kurt Greenbaum Thinks He Did Nothing Wrong (with video)

precedent noun |ˈpresid(ə)nt| an earlier event or action that is regarded as an example or guide to be considered in subsequent similar circumstances Just a little note for our friend Kurt Greenbaum. After watching a video we received tonight from the guys over at STLtomorrow of Greenbaum shakily talking about the infamous incident at his recent public appearance, its clear he has no idea what the word means. [Read More]

Greenbaum to Giving Tips About How to Handle New Media?!

You really can’t make this stuff up. I tried to make up something as crazy as this once but it ended up no one thought it was all that funny, we had to land the plane in Colorado, and I’m pretty sure I’m on the no-fly list now. If there ever were doubts about whether the public has opinions about the news, the arrival of online reader comments has dispelled them. [Read More]

Greenbaum Returns! STLToday’s Comments Under Hilarious Attack

New year and all is forgiven? After laying low for all of December, the now infamous Kurt Greenbaum has returned to his blogging duties on STLToday.com…in a post about responsibility. I-R-O-N-Y! The comments on the post were shockingly on topic, but all I could see what the first page of them. Clicking the “Next” link broke STLToday.com for me. I know, totally shocking huh? Also not shocking is the fact that social news site Reddit has already picked up on his return and the link has reached the front page with, at the time of this writing, 785 votes and nearly 300 comments. [Read More]

Checking in on the Kurt Greenbaum Saga

No, nothing new (that we know of) has happened in Greenbaum-Gate, but word is still spreading out from just our little world of baseball and new highways: The Globe and Mail has an op/ed piece on Greenbaum: “When Comment Moderation Goes Too Far“ The Huffington Post’s article on it is still getting comments. Greenbaum’s Twitter profile is still blocked. …and the 8th result on Google for “Kurt Greenbaum” is our friend at KurtGreenbaumIsAPussy. [Read More]

Kurt Greenbaum 29th Most Search Google Term

I really want to stop posting about this Kurt Greenbaum thing, but interesting things keep popping up.  Like this:  At one point in this whole mess, the term “Kurt Greenbaum” was the 29th most searched term on Google!

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Think about that for a second.  That’s amazing!

Also, this is amazing…

We Talk With the Man Behind KurtGreenbaumIsAPussy.com

If you haven’t noticed by now, this Kurt Greenbaum story hasn’t gone away yet, and though we are trying to keep up-to-date on all the Greenbaum-iness of the internet, there is one place that has become the hub for all the coverage of this story, and part of the story itself: KurtGreenbaumIsAPussy.com (or for those with virgin ears: KurtGreenbaum.com) We recently traded emails with the anonymous operator of the site. Here is the interview: [Read More]

The Internet Hate Machine Turns On Kurt Greenbaum

Maybe you saw our post yesterday about Kurt Greenbaum, the Post Dispatch’s Social Media Director and how he got a man fired because he posted a “vulgarity” on the comments of an STLToday article. If not, check it out, we go in to in detail there. In that post, I dropped this little pull quote, suitable for twittering and the like: …and then the internet skull-f*cked him. I was wrong. [Read More]

The Post Dispatch’s “Social Media Guy” Tattles on Naughty Commenter, Craps on Privacy Policy

Kurt Greenbaum, Director of Social Media at the St. Louis Post Dispatch jumped on his blog the other day to gleefully tell the tale about how he tracked down one of the thousands of nasty commenters on STLToday.com, called the employer of the commentator (based on the IP/Hostname) and because of his tattle-telling, the dude got fired. …and then the internet skull-f*cked him. Here’s a few of the comments on his original blog post entitled “Post a Vulgar Comment at Work, Lose Your Job“: [Read More]