Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Britney Spears tops 9-11 anniversary, Iraq in Globe editors' estimation

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.

2 comments:

Momof3 said...

I called the Globe and got Scott someone, he said he was very sorry. He also said I was not the only caller and he made sure to tell me it was not his idea it was the editor, I told him the editor should look for other work. He laughed and said he would pass that along. I was serious though, that was a very unAmerican thing to do. Is the editor really that out of touch? I hope not.

tonkuhtrux said...

Are we not over the whole 9-11 thing yet? It's been drumbeat repeatedly in every Bush speech such that it's lost all impact, context and meaning. A few more terrorist attacks and you'll be begging for Britney's fat rolls on Page 1A.