Today's Enquirer front page
is full of poor choices. I wonder if we could "vote" a story onto the Enquirer's front page. There's only one way to explain how a story that's more than 24 hours old gets the top of the front page. The tragic story
of a woman killed by a wrong-way driver was covered like crazy by TV on Thursday. My guess it that it was a busy story on the Enquirer's web site all day, which is what led the paper's know-nothing editors to put it across the top of the front page, even though the news would be more than 24 hours old by the time you picked the paper off your driveway.
That makes me wonder if we could ever pick a story off the Enquirer's web site and hit it so often we could launch it onto the front page. It would have be something really lame to prove our point, but I think it could be done.
The Enquirer's editors have apparently given up on news judgement. Why else would they put this woe-is-me Film Commission story
in the center of the front page? There's only been four movies shot here since 2000. The story would lead you to believe there's five movies, but it wrongly lists "Seabiscuit." According to this story
and this story
, not a minute of the movie "Seabiscuit" was ever shot in Cincinnati. There was a casting call downtown, but Cincinnati lost out to Lexington for actual filming. This hard-to-read graphic "Films Shot In Our Area"
lists "Seabiscuit" as one of them. Wrong. IMDB.com lists Seabiscuit's locations
. "Mr. 3000"
, which the Enquirer also lists, doesn't list Cincinnati as a location, either. Great American Ball Park shows up briefly in the movie, but the scene was so minor "Mr. 3000" doesn't belong on the same list as "Rain Man".
And surprise -- retailers cut their prices when you get closer to Christmas
! The story states the obvious. What else could have gone on the front page? How about McCain and others calling for up to 30,000 more troops in Iraq
? And I'm surprised cornhole
didn't make it to the front page. (Note here that the lines are blurring between the Enquirer and Cin Weekly. The Enquirer's cornhole story was written by Gina Daugherty, who also wrote this Winter Sports Festival story
, which includes the cornhole story, for Cin Weekly.)