Years ago when I first moved to Pittsburgh, I was interviewed in a rail car at Station Square for an editor/writer position in a new publication Mr. Richard Scaife was considering — a tabloid called “Pennsylvania Economy.”
In my first years in the Pittsburgh region I ran into Mr. Scaife quite a few times. He'll always be known for his contributions to the conservative efforts, but his heart was always with Pittsburgh and the region.
When one really considers his accomplishments, I believe that historians (though they will mention his conservative slants) will more likely place his life and career up there with another muckraker — William Randolph Hearst.
The writer is founder/CEO of The Xavier Group Ltd. in Pittsburgh.
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