Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Hey, I Pay for this Rag

Somebody at our beloved Times-Dispatch has lost touch with reality. I don't know if it's the publisher or one of the vice presidents or the editor, but nobody seems to understand what the word "news" means.

Every day it's there on the front page of the main section. Another story about Michael Vick. And I know it will probably be a five-column headline tomorrow, because Mr. Vick is going to court this afternoon.

I realize that Richmond is not Metropolis and that the TD is not the Daily Planet. I also know we don't have journalists like Perry White, Lois Lane and Clark Kent. But even a cute little city like Richmond deserves a quality daily newspaper. Unfortunately, the TD doesn't seem to be it.

Every morning I read the TD. It takes me about ten minutes. Then I have to read my wife's Washington Post so I can find out what's actually going on in the world, the US of A, and the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Common Greater Richmonders. We have to stop putting up with this publication that has the audacity to call itself "Virginia's Newsleader."


Anonymous said...

Amen! I can't stand the constant negative information in the RTD. I prefer the community focused for getting local information.

Anonymous said...

really, is a source for local information?? Even though I agree that the RTD is terrible -- I think it's a little more current than what tends to be.

Anonymous said...

I second the "Really? a source for information?" If your definition of information includes the staff's top five 1980s TV shows or other moronic info...or a "movie critic" who likes to write paragraph after paragraph of social and political sarcasm, never having any relevance to the actual movie being reviewed...or a "restaurant critic" that doesn't know a French fry from a filet mignon...and don't even get me started on the complete lack of spell check over there. Are you kidding me? The RTD maybe be ultra-conservative, too hyped about stories like Elliott Yamin and Michael Vick, but for God's sake, at least they write something of interest for people with some sort of education beyond elementary school. I'm embarassed that has Richmond in the name.