Friday, April 13, 2007

News priorities

The governor of New Jersey is in critical condition following an automobile accident. I heard that on the radio this morning during a news broadcast. Well, that's not surprising, because the governor is the highest-ranking elected official in a populous eastern state, near the media capital of the world. It should be a big story.

So how was it covered? Lead item? Uh, not quite. No, the lead was Don Imus meeting with the apparently hyper-delicate young ladies of the Rutgers basketball team. Almost as an afterthought, we got the news that Governor Corzine was supposed to mediate the meeting, but missed it because he was in a car crash. And on to other news...

Got to lead with the important stuff, right?

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