Thursday, May 26, 2011

Sign of the times

Make of this what you will. At the 20th largest newspaper in the country, the victim of a highly publicized 2002 crime is a headline name, but the head of government of a nuclear-armed English-speaking ally (and permanent Security Council member) is stuck with "British leader."

Yeah, yeah, yeah. People don't keep up with that European trivia anymore, and we need to write for real readers, and who's got more Twitter followers anyway? Fine. But at the same time, could we acknowledge that large swaths of the nation are less captivated by "American Idol" than the frontpage play would indicate? And that every now and then, we might want to throw the grownups a bone too?



Blogger Steve said...

At least they didn't qualify Libya with "one of those countries still in upheaval over there."

1:56 AM, May 27, 2011  

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