Last week, the 8664.org campaign released its fancy new renderings and video of how great Louisville’s waterfront could be if only we used some common sense. They sent it out to all the news outlets in town. If you read Broken Sidewalk, you already saw the renderings and video (if you haven’t, you should), but if you read Louisville’s daily newspaper, you missed out.
The story never made the Courier-Journal. That’s not surprising considering the vitriolic attitudes the paper has taken towards the grassroots campaign to fix a transportation problem, save $2 Billion, and make the city beautiful all at the same time. (And people have noticed the C-J‘s attitudes… here and here.) One C-J reporter who has from time to time written up 8664.org on one of the C-J‘s blogs found the video today and considered it “guerrilla marketing… going around the mainstream media.” With a blind shoulder cast to the idea from our local “mainstream media,” that seems what it has been reduced to.