Wednesday, October 28, 2009

When Will Alessandra Stanley Be Shitcanned?

© 2009 Stan Spire

If the New York Times is the Newspaper of Record, then why does it keep employing a screw up like Alessandra Stanley who has added erroneous information to the record?

Google her name and you'll soon find all the mistakes she's made over the years. Apparently an editor has to babysit her so she gets the facts right. Why should someone so sloppy keep her position when there are more qualified and dedicated people out of work who could do a better job half-asleep?

What will happen the next time she gets her facts wrong? A raise and a promotion?

They Want To Help You

© 2009 Stan Spire

The news team at the local TeeVee station are saints. 24/7 they run a spot about “Project Economy,” a special feature of the newscast that helps you in these troubling financial times.

Let's face it: those meat puppet newsreaders ain't philanthropists. The only economic project they care about is sucking you in to watch their program and keep the ratings up. Up ratings mean that they can keep their jobs.

Journalists as social workers? Hah! Why don't they pawn themselves off as superheroes? I can see it now: The Justice Journalism League of America.

Shocking Headline

© 2009 Stan Spire

“Newspaper circulation falling fast”

I'm sitting there, just stunned by the headline. According to the AP article: “The decline in newspaper circulation is accelerating.” How can this be?, I asked myself.

Then I put the newspaper back on the rack and read another free one at the public library.