Friday, February 12, 2010

Grouse

The New York Times is my home page.

As much as I like it, I was upset with it today.

There was no mention of the fact that four people got arrested in the course of a protest at the city marriage bureau. Not exactly a secret. All over the blogs, facebook, twitter, etc. It's now almost 10 hours after the event.

This is the difference between the new and old media. The old need more sleep and take it during the day.

Don't tell me to put this news in perspective. I just went through all the stuff featured in the New York Times City Room and found not much of superior value. It's not like it was a big news day wherein the paper had to make choices based on importance of news. They got close to nothin' today. Just some developments on previously reported stories.

You know the phrase "Don't kill the messenger"? These days, the message delivered by an arthritic messenger is that the messenger is close to death and wants to rest. OK. That's my rant.

4 comments:

Nelson G. said...

I guess know you know why as of 955pm, the QR4 were still in jail and haven't seen the judge.

If the news don't want to cover a protest, then perhaps it's time to bring the protest to the news.

On the other hand, with so many fake cafeteria queer activists out and about, I doubt that'll happen.

ewe said...

Well when you're right, you're right. Not much else to say.

Anonymous said...

My name it Tim,
I am an expat living in france.
RANT ON!

thankyou

David said...

I'm right there with you. I noticed that as well.