Friday, October 9, 2009

New lows

Just when you think things can't get any worse, they do. Guy who sends me stuff sends me a link to David Mann, the Contrarian, writing on the Texas Observer blog, who in turn links to a painful column, purportedly written by a staff dog, in the Waco Herald-Tribune, a formerly respectable publication:
Daily, I sit in queenly fashion up in my daddy’s downtown Waco office building, greeting visitors with barks. I enjoy watching them dance about the room as I nip merrily at their shoes or attack their pants legs. That includes the postman, whom I attack as if I were a Doberman.

For all the Waco piece, go here.
Mann writes
Obviously, this column was meant to be cute, but I find it rather depressing. The Trib is far too good a newspaper to waste precious column inches on material like this. Especially when all across the country non-canine reporters and columnists are losing their jobs.

For the Observer blog and the rest of Mann's comment, go here.
All is lost, fellow readers. Cutesy, untalented amateurs seem to rule the pages of our newspapers.


Edith Ann said...

Gee, if I didn't know better, I'd think Aprill Brandon write for the Waco paper, too.

This is sad, but it is completely stupid, too.

Sugar Magnolia said...

Edith Ann, I swear I thought the exact same thing. At least when the VicAd collapses (and it will), the current band of less-than-high-school-talent writers may have a place to go. Of course, I can think of a few other places for them to go.....

The Loon said...

And herself remarked that she first thought that Little Me seemed to be writing for the Waco paper but then noticed that the dog was less self referential.