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I'm a retiree in Cincinnati and have mostly stopped reading the Enquirer because of the atrocious errors and nonexistent editing. I grabbed a USA Today instead last Monday before getting on a plane. First thing my eyes fell on, right there below the front page flag, was the line "Lion's Suh is repeat offender." With the apostrophe right where you see it. Front page. Top. They don't know, or don't care, or both.
USAT has gone full circle. It started off as a joke, actually got much better in the mid to late 90s, then began to regress about 5-6 years ago. It's pretty much made itself irrelevant now. Too many mistakes, stupid stories, dumb headlines, horrid design and just juvenile overall news judgment. I feel like I am killing off brain cells just by picking it up or looking at the website, so I try to steer clear of it.
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Shreveport Times shows how out of touch it is by praising Muslims on 9/11.http://www.poynter.org/latest-news/mediawire/223477/shreveport-times-apologizes-for-fronting-story-about-local-muslims-on-911/
Since the new publisher arrived, the editorial stance has moved about as far left as possible. Wonder how that will change, if at all, when our new editor is named. Spreading like wildfire is the suggestion that AE is coming back. It was announced today he is leaving his Arkansas paper for "an opportunity of a special nature" he could not turn down.
Today they ran an upside down American flag on the cover!! WTF
That story just wasn't good when it attracted attention. When Rolling Stone offended, at least they had the journalistic goods and knew what would happen.
Oshkosh Northwestern editor retiring.http://www.thenorthwestern.com/article/20130912/OSH0101/309120144/Rieckman-retire-from-Northwestern-next-month?nclick_check=1
Wow, that's big news. Stew WAS the Northwestern. There's no one there now who can fill his shoes. Wonder what the Mother Ship will do to replace him?Stew, enjoy your life now!
Oshkosh's ad director is also the GM/ad director for Fond du Lac, so she'll probably just be made GM for Oshkosh, too.
About that obit in Reno:Reno interviewed one of her daughters and linked to text of the obit. http://www.rgj.com/article/20130911/NEWS/309110104/
OK, journalists, what's wrong with this sentence?Despite being removed from their mother and placed in an orphanage, the court system never tried to terminate parental rights, he said Wednesday.
I am going to come out of the closet tomorrow on the Gannett Blog. Which of you can guess who my lover will be?
Probably as made-up as your fake ID
wow, now I see the danger of letting a 2nd grader use a computer
No idea, but when you do, please keep walking -- and go right out the door and don't return.
From the Wall Street Journal: Belo Investors to Vote Against Deal http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323846504579071320775678460.html
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