Wednesday, July 12, 2006

If it Bleeds, It's News

So sayeth the AJC regarding my slow speed chase Monday evening:

"If it happened Monday, and no one died or was injured, we will probably not be writing anything, if we haven't already"

Not newsworthy I guess.

As a matter of public record, I wish the paper would report almost every crime. Just some sort of police blotter. Make it small print even like the classifieds. To me, crime is newsworthy. Especially if it happens in my neighborhood. Hello! Report on local goings on people.

But to others it must only be worth if someone bleeds, a conservative politician does something wrong, a liberal one isn't liberal enough, Dallas Austin snorts in Dubai, racial issues are assumed or a celebrity has a brain fart.