This post was inspired by Mudpuppy and his legitimate rant about the Chicago Sun Times and the quality of the news articles they publish. Since I actually work for an advertising research company I have to read CST for a living! I also read other Illinois newspapers too. Everything is bad, bad and more bad. Plus throw in all the useless crap and it is enough to make your head spin or blow up.
I could list a bunch of links to a bunch of really stupid stories but considering I am at work(shh don’t tell my boss) I will just point out what I saw in the January 17 issue of the Chicago Tribune. This was the day after Capt Chesley Sullenberger saved 150 people on an US Airways by landing a disabled jetliner on the Hudson River. (I’m sure most of you have heard about this but if not here is a link to my blog post.)
Anyway I start to “read” the Tribune and on the front page near the bottom is the beginning of an article about the crash. It has a very small headline and is continued on page 4. Ok is there anyone out there that does not think this story merits a front page lead story with a big ass headline? And what do you think the lead story actually was? Yep, you guessed it! Gov. Rod Blagojevich. Does anyone care about this man? Every since he tried to allegedly “sell the senate seat” it has been all Blago and nothing but Blago. I can’t take it anymore! Oh and while I’m on the subject of bad news my head will definitely blow off if I have to see Drew Peterson one more time. The guy in Illinois with one dead wife and one missing wife. I’m not elaborating on him and all I can say is OJ Simpson like.
Anyway I have to get back to reading useless articles and bad news so if you hear someone screaming it’s only me.