Here’s more evidence large, multi-jurisdictional criminal databases should be readily available on the Internet without having to pay people to track down info … because serial killers not as ruggedly handsome as Ted Bundy sometimes can’t always get dates the old fashion way (waiting for them to drink enough to say yes) and have to resort to computer dating or going on television. Read the rest of this entry »
Archive for March, 2010
The National Enquirer is being considered for a Pulitizer Prize.
No, I haven’t been confined in a broom closet contained large, open cases of chemicals.
The Enquirer may be considered for chasing the John Edwards’ love child story when no one else would. They did what all other mainstream journalists refused to do – follow a story broke in a tabloid because we sit on our mighty perches and look down on them.
Well, I don’t. My mighty perch was taken away during the last salary cut.
They poured hundreds of thousands of dollars into chasing Edwards, beginning in 2007 when he was still campaigning for president. They did what many reporters have forgotten how to do – taken time to track down a tip and, when the pieces began to fit, kept on the trail, despite official denials from a fairly popular and sympathetic politician who’s wife was fighting cancer. And they also deserve credit for chasing it when no “legitimate” news outlets were.
At this point, some of you who hate tabloid journalism might be saying “Hey, the guy should have a private life, and they shouldn’t have been chasing him.” Well, certainly at first they should’ve. He was a public figure running for president. Ask Gary Hart or any number of other candidates. That makes their business our business, especially when it comes to character flaws.
The news dynamic is getting more and more interesting. The Enquirer and, to a certain extent, TMZ, deserves credit. You may not like who they’re chasing – or that they’re chasing them at all. I know I don’t sometimes. But more and more they’re getting their stories right. That’s a far cry from the days of Enquirer reporters sitting around making up stories about Bigfoot.
Sometimes copy editors don’t have time to re-read something they had to write really quick. Either that or some of them are really funny. Read the rest of this entry »
Nothing like running late in the morning and racing the kids out to the car in the rain to discover someone took a baseball bat to your windshield the previous night. Read the rest of this entry »
The Huffington Post is previewing an upcoming lengthly investigative Vanity Fair piece on the inner workings of David Letterman – both his show and, apparently, his brain. It sounds pretty compelling … or crazy: Read the rest of this entry »