Who Gives a Crap
By Alicia Dorr in News on Mar 23, 2007 6:33PM
According to the Sun-Times, according to The View, the ladies at the show read the Sun-Times! Anyone who subjects themselves to the show would have heard Rosie "Captain Coo-Coo Bananas" O'Donnell referring to her horoscope, which she plucked from the pages of the Chicago newspaper.
In what can only be seen as the most basic, "See you at the country club later!" maneuver, however, the Sun-Times actually published a blurb on it. Far be it for us to point out that the horoscopes in the paper aren't even exclusive to it, much less news themselves. But even if you think that it is too far for us to point out, we won't leave off without sounding off.
The reputable news source wasted 114-words worth of valuable real estate on a conversation that happened on another form of media that had absolutely no merit except to point out that a 45-year-old former comedian who has only done one funny thing in over five years (get in a fight with Donald Trump) reads the Sun-Times.
Are they really that desperate to get the crowd that watches The View to read the paper? Come on, Sun-Times, pull yourself together! You kicked the Trib in the teeth when you broke the Hired Truck scandal, establishing yourself as the superior source for metro-Chicago news, and you still think you have to waste time seeking readership among The View's audience?
We don't give a crap if you don't think that there's no harm in a newspaper devoting inches to giving itself a pat on the back. With the space they used to show a picture of the shrill hens on the show talking about the Sun-Times, they could have run another metro brief on something that happened here, and actually affected someone. This degrades a newspaper that we love, and we have a right to be critical of it.
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