“It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into”

Jonathan Swift
"The Democrats have moved to the right, and the right has moved into a mental hospital." - Bill Maher
"The city is crowded my friends are away and I'm on my own
It's too hot to handle so I gotta get up and go

It's a cruel ... cruel summer"

Saturday, November 22, 2008

amarillo globe-news reaches bottom

In a story published Thursday on job cuts, the Globe-News stated:

The exact number of jobs eliminated was not released.
The writer of the story, you see, was unable to get the exact number of layoffs from the anonymous functionary at the massive corporation that cut those jobs. Which might be understandable, except that the headline of the story was:
Globe-News eliminates about 20 jobs
Seriously? I realize that investigative journalism isn't really the Globe-News's, um, thing, but really? They weren't able to call up themselves and ask if it was 19 or 21 jobs? What, was the anonymous functionary's job eliminated before he could provide the number? Or was the writer's job cut before he could fact check his piece?

Rock. Freaking. Bottom.