The Joplin Globe, which has been slow to cover Joplin resident Asia'h Epperson's journey through the seventh American Idol competition, wasted no time posting a story of her departure. Thirty-one minutes after the end of the program and approximately 40 minutes after Miss Epperson was told she was no longer on the show, the hometown paper broke the story.
Let me see if I have the story right. The Globe took favor to cover a Joplin resident who was being watched by 30 million people as she survived all the way to the final 16, but the minute she is eliminated it becomes big news.
It is not hard to understand why the Joplin Globe has such a reputation as a negative newspaper.