The Random Ruminations and Observations of a Curmudgeon

12 January 2006

The Rubes

From the Charleston Gazette :

During West Virginia’s mine tragedy last week, national news anchors seemed to hawk it like barkers, constantly telling viewers to stay tuned for more sensational details.
When the national press behaves like baying hounds, it’s a glaring contrast to the quiet daily work of local news reporters. The latter unobtrusively search for facts, cover events, delve through records, and frequently unearth scandals that bring prosecutions or reforms. That’s the press image I prefer.
This concerns the Sago disaster, but his comment brings to mind the Toledo Blade and their inspired work on the coin scandal and Bob Ney.