Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Whine, whine, whine

C: EXCUSE ME!! January 20th was a monumental day in our country's history. Your front page gave a huge spread to a STEELER SHOPPER and a single wide column article to our next president. Obama's inauguration had nothing to do with being Democrat or Republican.--it was all about being an American. I do believe that your priorities should have been re-thought. And yes, I am a Steeler fan! - E.S.

A: The big difference between newspapers and television is that television reports the news live, and newspapers give it to you the next day. The paper you receive on the morning of, say, Jan. 20, was put together on Jan. 19. That's why the inauguration of Obama was reported in today's newspaper, not yesterday's.

We do, of course, publish an online edition, which does report live news, as we did throughout the day yesterday.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Park- How the hell do you stand it?

Ellipses said...

Hey! The stock listings are all of what the stocks did YESTERDAY! HELLO?? How am I supposed to make money if you don't tell me what the stocks are going to do tomorrow?

Jeez, you'd think someone who is supposedly educated enough to be the editor of a newspaper would be able to figure something simple like that out!

Criminy Heck! I'm going to cancel my subscription!

Park Burroughs said...

"You only print yesterday's news!" is one of the most common complaints I hear. Maybe we'd do better if we ran a listing of the convenience stores and banks to be robbed today.

Dale Lolley said...

We just can't start printing obits ahead of schedule. That would be downright creepy.

Anonymous said...

Dale, that would make the paper sell like hotcakes.. imagine.. Am I going to die tomorrow, read the OR it will tell you!!
Park give Dale a raise, he is the best writer in your stable. (Brant is the most fun though)

Anonymous said...

But then what would I do? I check the obits first everyday to decide whether to get dressed or not. If I'm not in them, then I dress...and live to fight another day.

TalkTo Me said...

And these people live among us and vote.