Thursday, April 07, 2011

Mail | What's Charlie Sheen think about the deficit?

Regarding USA Today's proposal to pay bonuses to sports editors and writers based on pageviews, Anonymous@7:28 p.m. asks:

Why stop at sports? If vox pop rules, then let's cover the stock exchange on the basis of only the most popular stocks -- AT&T, etc. Forget about those also-runs or companies with low cash value, like GCI. War stories aren't popular unless we are winning. So, forget about those foreign adventures like Afghanistan, where things aren't going well for the home team. Got bad news? Forget it or bury it on the op-truss ad page. County council and school board? Yawn. Think salacious details in crime stories. Bodies and carnage? You betcha. Washington deficit stories? Forget it.


  1. Or we could utilize the Hopkins business model and write misleading, solacious headlines and then beg readers for money! Tell us again how you live in the most expensive city in America on $16,000 a year? Of course since it's cash that's really like making a gross salary of $22,000 a year.

  2. I don't live in New York City.

  3. Dear troll,


    On second thought, don't. You provide many LOLs and only make us see how afraid corporate is of Gannettblog.


    Gannett employees


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