Friday, August 10, 2007

Salt Lake Dribune

Got this from Alex today, it's a good rant about the 'premier' newspaper in our valley. Thought I'd post it here for all your enjoyment.

I just had to get this off my chest.I do hate the Salt Lake Tribune on a regular basis for their poor use of the English language (or their fluency in Utahn), their use of the blind for all editing work, their penchant for publishing rambling inconsistent reports of events so disjointed and incomplete (ever heard of the 7 items a journalist has to include in an article?????) that by the time I reach the third or forth paragraph I loose my will to live. Luckily this is the place where the Trib (or Drib as in Dribble) chooses to break a sentence or a word to go onto another page so I just give up, I could go on . . .

This is my latest beef. You know that guy Robert Murray that owns the Crandell Canyon Mine in Huntington, UT that looks like a taller Danny Divito? What ever you think of his rambling attack on global warming and the coal mining unions (delivered after he had been up for 24 hours) he does seem to care about the miners and their families. He apparently doesn't like the media as evidenced by his comment about the media being the source of the traffic jam in Huntingon Canyon and his call for the sheriff to quiet a reporter talking to another reporter during his press conference.

OK finally this is why I hate the Trib (or Drib) more. They have chosen to focus their reporting on Murray's poor record of mine maintenance as evidenced by the front page news today, Friday August 10,2007 rather than the progress or setbacks of the search for the 6 trapped miners. It seems hypocritical and childish all in one. The Tribune seems to be using their space in the public domain to fight with Murray. Also if they were to give equal time to the character of the person asking the question as well as the person in the spot light each question from the press should start with "Hi, my name is Woody Barkalot, I have been arrested for DUI 3 times, tell us about your poor record with mine safety". That would have the added benefit of stopping the news conference before they get to the questions that seem to be asked just so the reporter can hear themselves talk. You would never hear "Hi, I'm Zippy the Pinhead, I am 3 months behind on my mortgage, when you said 24 hours, did you mean a full day, a day and a night or was that a weekday or a weekend?I hate the Trib

Alex Rossi

10 comments:

A Paperback Writer said...

Well, since our only other choice is the Deseret News, I'll stick with the Trib, thanks.
And when I need real perspective, I read Robert Kirby.

Max said...

Yeah, true. But then again in places like Russia you have the choice between a Yugo and a Lada. Doesn't mean either of them is really good.

A Paperback Writer said...

Well, at least the trib is anti-Iraq war and anti-NCLB. Ya gotta give 'em credit for that.
And they DO print Bagley cartoons. I love Bagely.

Max said...

Well, they do print Bagley. And Kirby. Kind of like a Yugo with a really nice stereo system.

A Paperback Writer said...

Are Yugos still manufactured? Or did they go the way of the Edsel?

Max said...

I think they went more the way of that really bland bowl of oatmeal you had in '84 - completely forgotten. At least the Edsel is notorius.

A Paperback Writer said...

And yet even I know what a Yugo is....

Max said...

Which, frankly, surprises me. :)

A Paperback Writer said...

Why, thank you for that ego booster there, Max. I feel so much better about myself now.
geez.

Max said...

Well! It wasn't meant as an insult, it was simply a comment on your interests, specifically that you do not find cars and their trivia as interesting as I do. It's exactly how I feel when reading all those literary references on your blog. So pbbbblt! and I'll see ya on Tuesday.