Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Man bites dog!

Stop the presses: Kids are suspended from school! Ten whole days! Sorry, make that, "Kids are suspended from school in a rich white suburb." Kids are suspended from school every day, but it's only news when it happens in a rich white suburb.

This is what passes for news in the new age of the Enquirer. That story was the top headline on the Enquirer's web site at 1:38 p.m. There's little of substance anymore. News stories in this newspaper are down to a formula or two. Like, "cover an event and write what they say." Or, "read a report and talk to three people."

Consider what the Enquirer's doing, and where it seems to be headed, and then read this.


Blogger Nasty, Brutish & Short said...

I think whoever's on the "Will Jerry Springer Get Voted off Dances With the Stars" beat over at the Enquirer is due for a Pulitzer. Personnally, I find their coverage of this to be timely and extremely important.

7:13 PM  

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