Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Death of Journalism, Part II

After my earlier post, I checked that bastion of journalism the NY Post and saw this story on the front page.

A sex scandal is normal fare for the NY tabloids, but considering it came the day after firefighters spent and entire day and night fighting the largest fire in NY City in 10 years seems pretty odd. The city's other papers, The Daily News and NY Times, played the story prominently.

What was the Post's editor thinking? A blaze burning 15 buildings and requiring 400 firefighters is not front page news is less important then an executives sex scandal. Sexual harrassment is a terrible thing, but in the grand scheme of news I'm sorry to say it's far down the list.


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