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Old 02-24-2013, 05:10 PM
 
Location: Huntington, WV
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"This is not the Huntington of a few years ago." Compton said. "The downtown is so incredibly vibrant, especially in the summer time. Every night of the week you'll find throngs of pedestrians making their way along Third and Fourth Avenue as they dine, shop, visit the new art gallery, take advantage of Pullman Square, enjoy the free summer concerts there or a POPs performance on the river."

Several sections of town, such as Pullman Square, Heritage Station and Fourth Avenue, have been revived in the past decade. New shops, unique businesses and local restaurants draw in crowds, while grassroots groups such as Create Huntington build projects to help better life in Huntington.

"I think there is a great energy in Huntington right now," Compton said. "It's almost palpable."
Huntington offers a bustling downtown* - Business - Charleston Daily Mail - West Virginia News and Sports -
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Old 02-24-2013, 08:24 PM
 
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Another nice quote from the article:

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The future of Third Avenue shows more growth, as the Marshall University School of Art and Design has purchased the former Stone and Thomas building that sits directly across from Pullman Square, and is currently renovating the space.

The entire school is expected to make the move from Marshall's main campus to the new building in 2014.

"This will definitely be a game changer and we expect a huge growth spurt once that opens," Compton said.
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Old 02-24-2013, 09:18 PM
 
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So basically it is a story about the president of the Cabell-Huntington Convention and Visitors Bureau talking about how great Huntington is?

Seems legit.
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Old 02-24-2013, 10:37 PM
 
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So basically it is a story about the president of the Cabell-Huntington Convention and Visitors Bureau talking about how great Huntington is?

Seems legit.
Example A here Havoc, TBailey posts a positive article on Huntington's Pullman Square project, but yet here you come to the Huntington Forum trolling with negativity because the Daily Mail interviewed the Cabell-Huntington Convention and Visitors Bureau President. Who better than the Daily Mail to interview about all of the positive things goin on in Huntington other than main man who promotes it all, seems like an excellent choice to me. It's not that the rest of the state hates Morgantown, it's your total disdain for the rest of the state. Do you think to downgrade the rest of the state and to self promote NWV makes all of WV look good? Any negative statements about any part of the state affects the whole state.
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Old 02-24-2013, 10:44 PM
 
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Example A here Havoc, TBailey posts a positive article on Huntington's Pullman Square project, but yet here you come to the Huntington Forum trolling with negativity because the Daily Mail interviewed the Cabell-Huntington Convention and Visitors Bureau President. Who better than the Daily Mail to interview about all of the positive things goin on in Huntington other than main man who promotes it all, seems like an excellent choice to me. It's not that the rest of the state hates Morgantown, it's your total disdain for the rest of the state. Do you think to downgrade the rest of the state and to self promote NWV makes all of WV look good? Any negative statements about any part of the state affects the whole state.
Why are you talking about Morgantown? What does Morgantown have to do with this article. It seems you have an axe to grind against me and Morgantown and are hijacking threads to do it.

I was pointing out this article is from the head of the Huntington visitors bureau. It isnt what you would call objective journalism. If you are going to post a source it should be ok to point out something obvious like this. That doesnt mean that the guy was lying or this article is incorrect, everything could be true. Still it is something that should be noted.

Personally I wouldnt get excited about this, "BREAKING NEWS!!!! Head of convention center and visitors bureau says town is awesome and is improving. This is what is known as a promotional puff piece in the journalism field. I am rooting for Huntington and I am hoping it is true, but I find the source to be anything but neutral.
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Old 02-25-2013, 04:48 AM
 
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So basically it is a story about the president of the Cabell-Huntington Convention and Visitors Bureau talking about how great Huntington is?

Seems legit.
No, it's an article someone wrote about all of the positive change going on downtown. Part of that is all of the different activities going on downtown and the number of people being drawn to those activities. Who better to interview than the guy who is paid to know what's going on downtown and to cater to those people coming to the events and to take note of how well things are attended. It's interviewing what one would call an expert on the article subject. Pretty standard practice for journalism if you read the news.
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Old 02-25-2013, 05:43 AM
 
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No, it's an article someone wrote about all of the positive change going on downtown. Part of that is all of the different activities going on downtown and the number of people being drawn to those activities. Who better to interview than the guy who is paid to know what's going on downtown and to cater to those people coming to the events and to take note of how well things are attended. It's interviewing what one would call an expert on the article subject. Pretty standard practice for journalism if you read the news.
This someone just happens to be head of the convention center and visitors bureau. About as honest as a used car salesman.
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Old 02-25-2013, 08:24 AM
 
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Or as honest as a internet troll.

Havoc will reply to posts, in the Morgantown forum, about how negativity toward Morgantown has no place in the Morgantown threads and forum. Yet he will come to the Huntington and Charleston forums and engage in the same practice he is condemning. Sounds about right for a internet troll.
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Old 02-25-2013, 08:43 AM
 
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Or as honest as a internet troll.

Havoc will reply to posts, in the Morgantown forum, about how negativity toward Morgantown has no place in the Morgantown threads and forum. Yet he will come to the Huntington and Charleston forums and engage in the same practice he is condemning. Sounds about right for a internet troll.
Straw man.

You are all ignoring point of the person being interviewed.

Is the person not the head of the convention center and head of visitors bureau?

I would never post such an article. It would be like the owner of a used car dealership saying his cars are great. However, feel free to ignore this and make a strawman fallacy against me. It won't change the truth of the matter and pointing out the obvious is not trolling.

So where is my post dishonest? Back up your straw man.
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Old 02-25-2013, 10:51 AM
 
Location: Huntington, WV
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You might have a point if the article was written by the head of the CVB, but it was not. The article, the questions and the conclusions were written by someone else. He was the expert that backed up the assertions of the article.

By your line of reasoning, no article should be trusted because they had to interview knowledgeable people to draw a conclusion.
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