Saturday, February 07, 2009

More on the TV magazine

Lest anyone dare to think my criticism of the Times Free Press is mere nitpicking, let me point out one more example of the lack of care, the lack of thought in the TV magazine, which is named TV Times.
Each week there is some quiz titled "TV Trivia Questions."
Here is a sample: "In Terminator 3 who played the role of the killer cyborg?" Three possible answers are given ... right next to a photo of Kristanna Luken.
In the current issue (1-7 Feb. 2008), the question is "What film star was a former all-star point guard, fashion model and apeared on Ugly Betty (a) Gabrielle Union (b) Lindsay Lohan (c) Heather Tom (sic)"
No punctuation. And right next to it is a photo of Gabrielle Union.
Yep, a real brain-stretcher.
The real quiz is, How can one publication be so slovenly?


  1. Anonymous8:59 PM

    "Lest anyone dare to think my criticism of the Times Free Press is mere nitpicking..."

    i don't think it is nitpicking (i don't know - it certainly doesn't look so) but i am not sure that newspaper is worthy of so much of your attention. i've never even heard of that paper before.

  2. Dear Anonymous, thank you for the comment. You might well be right, that I should put my time into something else. You aren't the first to suggest it.
    But, heck, YOU read my blog, and that makes it all worthwhile.
    Thank you again, and I hope you come back often.
    Oh, FYI, the Chattanooga Times Free Press is the metro daily for a three-state area.