Monday, April 18, 2005

"News" paper?

Chattanooga is not really a small country town with no educated people.
But one might well get that impression from reading its "news" paper, the Chattanooga Times Free Press.
Come visit often as we analyze and dissect what that "news" paper does and how it does it.


  1. Eileen Mencken8:07 PM

    This ought to be a fun site - and it's not just the Chattanooga newspapers. Check out the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, aka The Atlanta Urinal and Constipation! Their editors are famous for changing letters-to-the-editor in order to make them more PC, and it's very common to find incorrect grammar and just plain old bad writing! One of my pet peeves is the misuse of the word "importantly." If you said, "It's more importantly to do your homework than play ball" people would think you were a fool, yet you hear nationally broadcast "journalists" misusing the word in the same way ALL THE TIME! I went ballistic the other morning when I heard Katie Couric saying, "...but more importantly" and to make matters worse she was wearing these RIDICULOUS black horn-rimmed glasses that made her look like a refugee from the 60's.
    People will go along with anything! Bad grammar, horn-rimmed glasses - it doesn't matter! They just follow the crowd. Another annoying example: You ask somebody, "How are you?" and they say, "I'm good". AAAAAAAAARRRRRRRGGGHHHHHH!

  2. Thank you, Eileen.
    And whatever the legal status of any marriages, you are definitely a daughter of Henry Lewis.
    I hope you realize it is very importantly you keep coming back to visit.

  3. Dear Michael:

    I see you have fallen on ". . . Hard Times."

    It looks like you are off to a good start with your new Blog. I will check back often to read your commentary, however, my posts will tend to be brief one word responses.

    Remarks consisting only of "Wow," "Great," "Very Interesting," should serve to keep examples of my ramblings off your editorial page.

    My best wishes for your success. Now, where is the Champagne?


  4. You should read the St. Louis Post-Dispatch (Past Disgrace); I suspect that most of the writers failed to graduate from the Sixth grade!

    I`m glad to see someone fighting against such ignorance! It`s real importantly that it be do!