Perhaps it was the threat of plain clothes officers lying in wait. Perhaps it was just a desire to prove SFist editor Brock Keeling’s predictive tweet (which we are reproducing here without asking his permission because we are apparently competitive old media thinkers! IN YER FACE KEELING!) wrong. Maybe there just weren’t any Examiners lying around to burn, and the Carsonist(s) were too taken with the “Bolder. Brighter. Better.” Chronicle to consign it to ashes.

Whatever the case, no car torching went down last night. Sorry.

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Eve Batey is the editor and publisher of the San Francisco Appeal. She used to be the San Francisco Chronicle's Deputy Managing Editor for Online, and started at the Chronicle as their blogging and interactive editor. Before that, she was a co-founding writer and the lead editor of SFist. She's been in the city since 1997, presently living in the Outer Sunset with her husband, cat, and dog. You can reach Eve at

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