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John L. Smith, Las Vegas, & Jon Ralston:
Looks Like One Jon Is Doing Better Than The Other John!

Remember that number: $215,024 Jon Ralston, formerly of The Ralston Report, now has a very sweet gig as editor of the Nevada Independent, an online entity (https://thenevadaindependent.com/). And when I say sweet gig, I mean perhaps the sweetest gig in … Continue reading

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John L. Smith, Las Vegas, Has Found a New Gig With Jon Ralston, Nevada Independent, Crying the Fund-Raising Blues

You would think that with the kind of experience Jon Ralston has in the news & media business, he’d have a clue. Like, for example, in hiring staff. Why would Ralston hire the notorious truth-shader (in my opinion) John L. … Continue reading

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John L. Smith, Former LVRJ Columnist,
Now Surfaces in the Nevada Independent

The only thing I remember about Jon Ralston was his old show, The Ralston Report. Jon Ralston would sit on the end of his seat and attack someone; he appeared as if he were coming on like a pit bull, … Continue reading

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Jon Ralston, Nevada Independent:
An Open Letter From Steve Barket

Dear Mr. Ralston, I don’t know you, and I have never interacted with you. However, you popped up on my radar screen after I saw you publishing pieces by John L. Smith on your online Nevada Independent publication. I find … Continue reading

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Flo Rogers + John L. Smith + KNPR + Near Bankruptcy =
A Money-Losing No Brainer

Along comes an item from the Las Vegas Review Journal this past week regarding recent financial troubles at Nevada Public Radio in which the interim CEO, Jerry Nadal, admitted that the station was on the brink of bankruptcy. This admission … Continue reading

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Will John L. Smith, Former LVRJ Columnist, Re-Appear in Future Newspapers?

LOL! Call it a hunch, but I doubt it. (By the way, Happy Birthday, Sally!) Story No. 2 from John L. Smith and the Las Vegas Review Journal has suddenly appeared at the top of Google search results when you … Continue reading

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“After Not Impressing His Honor, Government Witness Defends His Honor” – As stated by John L. Smith, DUI, Bankruptcy, Credibility of a Clown

I find it highly interesting that an article written by former Las Vegas Review Journal columnist John L. Smith (above) from 10 years ago is suddenly now resurfacing at the top of Google searches performed under my name, Steve Barket. … Continue reading

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Why Do I Blog About John L. Smith and His Mother —
I Mean, His Wife?

After experiencing first-hand the untruthfulness about myself in articles that appeared in the Las Vegas Review Journal beginning back in 2009 under John L. Smith’s byline, I tried to contact him to see if he had me confused with someone … Continue reading

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John L. Smith Las Vegas Nevada and Flo Rogers President & CEO of KNPR – What a Pair! (a k a “JohnFlo”)

JohnFlo I have nicknamed these two “JohnFlo” (You remember Brangelina, right?) Well there you go, JohnFlo … a match made in public radio heaven. I have to ask myself what does 53-year-old (soon to be 54 in March 2018) Florence … Continue reading

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John L. Smith Las Vegas Nevada, Mysterious Police Reports Filed? (Alleged by a Source) POTENTIAL BOMBSHELL!

Help, please. I’m asking for help for any information about the circumstances noted above. Any and all information I receive will be kept strictly confidential. You can email me directly at StevenBarket@gmail.com. Unlike John L. Smith, I do not write … Continue reading

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KNPR : Attention Chair Jerry Nadal & Vice-Chair Anthony Pearl

Jerry Nadal, according to your bio posted on KNPR, you are Senior Vice President of Resident Shows Division Worldwide, Cirque du Soleil. Anthony Pearl, you are General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. Gentlemen: Let’s talk … Continue reading

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KNPR, John L. Smith & Moral Turpitude: Attention Chair Jerry Nadal, Vice-Chair Anthony Pearl

Let’s forget the DUI, let’s glaze over the bankruptcy, forget the personal agenda, not get into the messy divorce, the whole Sheldon Adelson/Las Vegas Review Journal episode … I am so sick of John L. Smith’s agenda, who says he … Continue reading

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John L. Smith, Formerly of the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Tries His Luck at Self-Promoting and STILL No Credibility

JOHN L. SMITH — A LITTLE MANWITH LITTLE EXPOSURE & LITTLE CREDIBILITY* Father time tells all. John, you need to update your pictures online. You haven’t looked like that old Review-Journal photo in years; no one could ID you in … Continue reading

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John L. Smith — Where in the World is My Favorite DUI Guy?

John L. Smith is the hardest working man in the opinion/commentary writing business these days. Or is he? He left the Las Vegas Journal review almost a year ago and he’s barely been heard from since. He landed a gig … Continue reading

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Is Las Vegas Review Journal Columnist John L. Smith’s Time Coming to an End?

I read an item with interest the other day on the poitical Web site Politico titled, Sheldon Adelson Tightens Grip on Review-Journal. The thrust of it, at least as far as I’m concerned, was that apparently a list has been … Continue reading

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The New York Times had Questions About My JohnLSmithLibel.com Website

A little while ago, I was contacted by a New York Times reporter named Ravi (who I assume is their writer Ravi Somaiya) who said he was putting together a story about Sheldon Adelson’s recent purchase of the Las Vegas … Continue reading

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John L. Smith, Are You Able to Prove Your Doubters Wrong? In My Opinion — I Doubt It!

In a column John L. Smith wrote a little while ago, it’s interesting to note that he called out new Las Vegas Journal Review ​(LVRJ) ​owner, Sheldon Adelson, by challenging him to “prove doubters wrong.” And who are those doubters … Continue reading

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John L. Smith and Tom Dillard: Dumb and Dumber

After thinking about this a little bit, what we have with Tom Dillard ex-metro cop and John L. Smith is a clear-cut case of “dumb and dumber.” Investigator and former Metro cop Tom Dillard and his cohort in the press, … Continue reading

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Top 10 Awkward Moments for Las Vegas Review-Journal Columnist John L. Smith

Brought to you by our companion collaborator, “Awkward Family Photos,” (just kidding about that) here now are the Top 10 awkward moments for columnist John L. Smith of the Las Vegas Review-Journal: 10. Opting out of paying for his daughter’s … Continue reading

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John L. Smith Overlooks His Own IRA and Non-Payment of Medical Care, Both Charitable and Otherwise, While Calling Out Michael McDonald’s Role in Charitable Financial Maneuverings — As We’ve Noted Before, This is John “The Con” L. Smith

I read an interesting column today by John L. Smith in the LVRJ: Michael McDonald’s loan role looking more clear I find it interesting because we’ve been down this road before, John and I. You’d think he would have learned … Continue reading

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New LVRJ Owners Aware of John L. Smith’s Checkered Past?

Well this is an interesting item: Las Vegas Review-Journal parent company sold Hmmm … I’m wondering if the CEO of New Media Investment Group Inc. knows about the shenanigans one of his “award-winning” and supposed top columnists, John L. Smith, … Continue reading

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Truth or Lies: A Tale of Two “Journalists” – John L. Smith & Brian Williams

The reminders and parallels are everywhere you look. Take, for example, the recent incident of Brian Williams and the tale he’s been telling about his helicopter getting hit by a rocket-propelled grenade in Iraq in 2003. Except that it never … Continue reading

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You Just Can’t Keep Bad Karma Down

Just like a good man, seems like you can’t keep karma down. Karma comes in two kinds, good and bad. Wikipedia has a good summary about karma, and calls it “principle of causality where intent and actions of an individual … Continue reading

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LVRJ Columnist John L. Smith Wins Writing Award?

Well, this is interesting: Nevada Press Association Contest Winners. It looks like my favorite columnist has won himself a third-place award under the category of “Best Local Columnist.” I almost didn’t want to write about this; didn’t want to bring … Continue reading

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Transparency: The Reason for this Blog

I’d like to talk about the purpose of this Website. It really boils down to one thing: transparency. I think it’s important for people to know about people in the public eye who have potential to have – and actually DO … Continue reading

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John “The Con” L. Smith – All Show, No Go …
And Derelict in My Opinion

So here’s a major problem I have with the kind of guy John L. Smith is: On the one hand, he makes these grand gestures, obviously heart felt and personal, by supporting these “St. Baldrick’s Foundation” events for kids who … Continue reading

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John L. Smith, The theme today is “Acceptance of Responsiblility”, The Opinion of Steve Barket

By Steve Barket Las Vegas Nevada, August 21, 2013 The Theme Here is “Acceptance of Responsibility” Let’s see how this plays out with John L. Smith. (alleged actions by Smith) I’m going to tell you a story about Smith, a … Continue reading

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The LVRJ’s John L. Smith vs. Kenny “Clutch” Cherry Jr. – In My Opinion by Steve Barket Las Vegas Nevada

Steven Barket Las Vegas, Nevada 8-21-2013 In My Opinion I read an article by John L. Smith about Kenny “Clutch Cherry Jr.”, It made me think ?         Similarities? Differences? More similarities than differences, I’m afraid. The LVRJ’s John … Continue reading

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Dear John L. Smith the “critic” of all ! My opinion

Steven Barket posted June 14th 2013 Las Vegas Nevada A critic is a professional who is communicating their opinions and assessments of various forms of creative work such as art, literature, music, cinema, theater, fashion, architecture and food. But is … Continue reading

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John L. Smith Las Vegas Nevada LVRJ…… 1,000,000 plus page views ! wow

I of all people know that page hit counters are a thing of the past, how ever this site has been up since August 2010, Almost 3 years this August it has received in excess of 1,000,000 million hits as … Continue reading

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