Monday, August 14, 2006

Does the Enquirer have a "jerk" hotline?

One of my tasks here is to point out the lazy decisionmaking that seems to be rampant at the Enquirer. Today's lead story on the Bengals game basically reports that no jerks were reported to the jerk hotline. "Most of the people whose calls were answered said they just wanted to see if the jerk line worked - or just hung up without saying anything." If this is true, if nothing happened, then why is this story on the front page? Early in the day, some editor slotted a Bengals fan story onto the front page, but nobody had the brains or the guts to change it when the story turned in by the reporter lacked any news whatsoever. Terrible.


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