Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Death knell continues tolling

The Vicad today had a front page that looked like it was copped from National Enquirer, with posed pics of the DA and police chief looking grim and forbidding. Then there was a story on a b-b-q guy with a headline type using fire for filler. Not as bad as water or sand, both of which they've done in the past, but just because you can cobble up a bogus novelty type doesn't mean you should cobble up a bogus novelty type. But things can get worse:
An Indian company will take over copy editing duties for some stories published in The Orange County Register and will handle page layout for a community newspaper at the company that owns the Pulitzer Prize-winning daily, the newspaper confirmed Tuesday.

To read the whole pathetic story, go here. No Indian can begin to pick up the nuance of language in a news story written for an American readership. Even a lame American copy editor will do the job better, if not cheaper. [Not disputing that there are a lot of lame copy editors in this country.] The pursuit of cheap wages reaches new nadirs daily, and the degradation of the news business continues apace.
I notice the Vicad has a hunting special tab coming out Friday. What next ... a Halloween special in August to try to peddle ads?

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