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Wednesday, February 16, 2005
This blog comes highly recommended by Lorie, at ByrdDroppings, and I can see why.
The Supermarket and the City Market
The ongoing debate over the quality of the MSM -vs- the Blogs is getting pretty heated. Many MSMers are getting rightly upset that their hold on the attention-span of the news-consumers is weakening. This begs the question, why would a savvy news-consumer go to an amateur pundit writing from his bedroom, when he has access to serious news businesses with full staffs to gather the news? The answer, I believe, can be found in how we shop for other items.
High School Prank Gets Overreaction
A Pennsylvania student dons a gorilla mask, climbs onto his school's cafeteria rooftop and peers into classroom windows. It's obviously a prank, right? That didn't stop the school from seriously overreacting. In this story, we learn that the school called "the authorities." These "authorities" then sent officers, a state police helicopter and a bomb squad. If that wasn't enough, the kid, a National Merit semifinalist with no school disciplinary record, was charged with reckless endangerment, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and criminal trespass.