Really, Portland, We’re Not All 40s and Mullets

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Mullets, Mullets, Mullets

It wasn’t just the Kitsap Sun writers that got a shout out from the Oregonian on Monday, but the readers.

The Oregonian ran this brief item on its Web site, highlighting a couple of recent CODE 911 items and encouraging readers to check out kitsapsun.com.

“The paper goes a great job of hunting down juicy cop shop tidbits,” the Oregonian wrote.

Aw, gee, thanks. Although, in fairness, we don’t really “hunt” them down. We walk or drive to the police station and read reports. Then we write them. Each item takes maybe 15 minutes. I guess they just look like they take a lot of work.

The Oregonian reporter then encouraged his readers to click on the stories, not for the skillful writing of Sun reporters. No. But for the comments after the stories.

“But really, it’s the readers who close the loop.”

(Full disclosure: I wrote the item about the man who tipped back the four-ohs and tried to unload an unfamiliar shotgun. The Oregonian called it a “gem.” Can you see me blushing?)

For an account of how CODE 911 is attracting international attention to our most humiliating moments, also written by me, click here.

For a reader commenting on the piece, click here.

And if anyone in Portland, Ore. gets to feeling a little superior to us in Kitsap, please consider this.

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