Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Can I have news instead of trivia?

What passes for front-page political news in Palmerston North: staff at the Manawatu Standard counted the faxes they got from various political parties. Apparently, actually reading them would be too much effort, let alone asking people to comment on them and assembling an actual story.

And these people call themselves "journalists"...

But I can see the real beef: you just can't copy-paste from a fax. Clearly political parties should be more considerate.