BAGHDAD – Sometimes the acronym many people use for The News Tribune can elicit a strange response.
Take, for instance, a conversation I had a few days ago while following Col. Larry Saunders at the Baghdad Police College. He introduced me to one of the instructors.
"This is Scott Fontaine," he said. "He’s a reporter for the newspaper from my hometown, the Tacoma News Tribune."
The instructor thought for a second and smiled.
The interpreter let out a giggle before translating: "He said, ‘If you can have a paper called the TNT, I will start a newspaper called the IED."
Hey, that’s catchy. But has he seen newspaper companies’ stock prices lately?