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Monday, September 19, 2005

Forget North Korea's Nuclear Program! It's the Emmys!

I thought this was rather significant news: “North Korea Says It Will Abandon Nuclear Efforts.” It received top billing on The New York Times website. Apparently, the editors at The Houston Chronicle think “Lost, Raymond take top honors at Emmys,” is bigger news than “North Korea agrees to end its nuclear programs.” The Chronicle's story about the Emmys, which was accompanied by a picture of some loser-looking cast from some show with which I am not familiar, was second only to a story on the prematurity of allowing evacuees to return to New Orleans. A bunch of worthless celebrities giving recognition to themselves is more important than a breakthrough in international relations. Is this a reflection on the Chronicle’s readership, or is it a reflection on the caliber of newspaper the Chronicle is?


  • I'd say both. Just because the readers are celebrity-leg-humping idiots doesn't mean the paper has to indulge them. Those asshats should just buy tabloids anyway.

    By Blogger hal the brown, at 8:10 AM, September 19, 2005  

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