Friday, February 24, 2006

Could This Newspaper Get Any Lamer?

As I have posted several times before our smaller local paper is so mind numbingly bad that it should probably be put out of its misery, but this is just stupid. It weighs in on the "Pappy" Boyington controversy with some amazingly bad spin.

In the dialogue that is supposed to be at the heart of education, asking a question is always fair. Questions lead to understanding.

In the casting of aspersions over a recent tie vote to honor a single World War II hero from the University of Washington, talk radio and the blog world managed to overlook the central role of questions. We are so surprised.

Of course talk radio and blogs are the biggest bogeymans of the mainstream media, probably because we are always showing how incompetent they are. OK, maybe I am just biased but what exactly is the educational value of asking "Are Marines really the type of people that the University of Washington wants to produce?" I guess in their logic, nothing can be ignorant, controversial or offensive as long as it is phrased in the form of a question. I am sure Larry Summers would be interested in hearing that.

So I suppose the editors of the Seattle-PI would not at all be offended by the following academic inquiries.

Is the Seattle-PI staff able to put 2 words together in a logical manner?

Are newspaper editors really the type of people we want our children to grow up to be?

Should people continue buying their idiotic paper?

I am just asking some questions here...