Only one non-local story is featured on page one of today's Joplin Globe and it is not General David Petraeus' assessment of the situation in Iraq.
While a photo of Petraeus and a tease for coverage on page 8A is featured at the top of page one, Globe editors apparently felt the only non-local story worthy of being on page one was coverage of "Bulging Britney" Spears and her non-performance at Sunday's MTV Video Music Awards.
It should be noted that while page one includes this timeless bit of prose- "But what about the nastiest comments of all-those about her body? 'Lard and clear,' read Monday's headline in the New York Post."
Did anyone tell Globe editors today is the sixth anniversary of 9-11. While Britney Spears was afforded more than 15 column inches, the anniversary of the most horrific terror attack in United States history is not even mentioned on page one.