Thursday, July 26, 2007

Michael Vick: Why Should I Care?

It's so easy being a maven when you deal with the Times-Dispatch. As I predicted yesterday, the TD devoted all five columns on the front page today to the Vick story. And, I was wrong. Vick went to court today, not yesterday. So, we may very well see the main story tomorrow being about Mr. Vick.

I am trying to understand. Mr. Vick is an athlete. He comes from Virginia and played college football in Virginia. He now works in Atlanta. I cannot figure out the TD. Why is this such big news? There were at least a dozen events that happened yesterday that are far more relevant to our lives than Mr. Vicks troubles. Why didn't they make front page news?

Should I be sorry for Michael Vick? Should I have been in front of the court house protesting against dog fighting?

I have a confession to make. I don't care what happens to Michael Vick. I just want this to be over so I can find out what is actually happening in the world.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

And not to beat a dead horse here, but the online version of the TD is even worse. After you get past all the Vick hooey (not an easy feat), the only other big headline is "D'oh! The Simpsons Movie Delivers."

Oh, and the Latest News section currently features stories about Charlottesville, the Redskins, American Idol and two headlines to the exact same story.

Let's face it: the TD is a tabloid, nothing more.