You know, I love a good human interest story as much as the next person, and in this age of declining newspaper sales and, well, newspapers, maybe small-market journalists would be better off staying close to home and reporting on local flavor, but this is pushing it.  This is the big story on the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s online paper today.

I’m really disappointed in the papers in Wisconsin these days.  I used to subscribe to the Capital Times and while I acknowledged that it was a pretty bad paper, the poor quality had its charms.  Paragraphs were often repeated several times, stories often had no conclusions or discernable points, and local news could be about something as inane as me.  Well, it never quite reached that level, but it teetered close to the line.  But now, with only the State Journal and the Journal Sentinel left, I feel lost.  No question, the Milwaukee paper is way better than Madison’s version (putting aside today’s ridiculous story), but when I want daily Madison news, I’m left with the cold, charmless and incomplete State Journal.

Thank goodness for the Isthmus.


3 Responses to “Ugh”

  1. 1 gracieandkate August 21, 2009 at 3:58 pm

    Not a popular post, I see. I’ll move on…

  2. 2 gretchen August 23, 2009 at 7:19 am

    I TOTALLY forgot about George Webb. . . my grandfather LOVED going there when he came into town. (Beside the point, I know, but when you haven’t been back to your home state in 10 years . . .). Annyway, it cracks me up that Drew doesn’t really know what a newspaper is . . . I get all my news on-line or by watching news shows. I’m not sure they’ll exist by the time he’s grown up!

    As for not being a popular post, I, for one, have stayed completely away from your blog for the past fews days because I was quite certain that we would be discussing Project Runway and it’s taken me days to watch those three hours (I would have watched four if I had known about the model show).

    Speaking of (stop reading if you haven’t seen it yet): The All-Star show. Arrogance, arrogance. Of COURSE, people are going to say, “oh, you should have won” when they run into one of them in public. Those people would probably say it no matter which designer they ran in to . . . so I got a little sick of hearing about how they know they should have won their season based on that . . . I no longer like Korto (loved her restaurant look though). I thought she was so ungracious — she made indirect stabs at Leanne and then was horrible at coming in second again. Honestly, I think they all should be grateful to be back in the public eye and showing that they can do again . . .

    New season: I LOVED the dress that won. Am glad Mitchell with the naked togo dress is getting a second chance, but it would be entertaining to see what weird girl would keep coming up with. I liked Irina’s the best (the beige flowy one with lace on top).

    Yeah, I know it’s off topic, but you girls are the ones who got me addicted to the show and have been dying to discuss . . . 😉

  3. 3 kateandgracie August 23, 2009 at 1:28 pm

    Project Runway!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank God it’s back.

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