Interesting headline-link seen at the L. A. Times website:
"Gov." Bloomberg, is it? Nope. Never happened. Y'know, when Hoosier spinsters from "a cornfield with lights" fact-check your damnable rag, that's a sign you should maybe hire yourself journalists who actually, you know, journalize. Or get all the way out of the news business and just sell litterbox and birdcage liner with ads printed on it.
Remember when we had newspapers? Newspapers that even when their politics were contemptible, got the facts right and didn't confuse they're, there and their? Newspapers that maintained a "morgue" of back issues with an index, and kept current copies of an Unabridged Dictionary and at least one fat, multivolume encyclopedia? And later on, used the actual Worldwide Web as a backup to that?
Yeah, well, reporters once stuck their press card into their hatband, and you used to able to set the choke and start your car with a crank, too. Kiss 'em goodbye, just like the dodo and the passenger pigeon. Buh-bye, newspapers! Buh-bye!
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