A Romenesko reader writes:
In her report today [transcript excerpt below] on the protests in Anaheim over police killings of two Hispanic men, NPR’s Karen Grigsby Bates used the term “spic-and-span” to describe the area around Disneyland.
Anaheim, Calif., On Edge After Violent Protests
by KAREN GRIGSBY BATES
It strikes me as a silly complaint, but I suspect NPR’s ombud will hear about it.
Another reader sends this Los Angeles Daily News headline and asks: “Inadvertent genius, or brilliant subterfuge?”
CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW? UM, NO.
(Below, left) A tipster who’s forced to do all of his phone interviews via landline emails:
“No matter where you are in Rupert Murdoch’s state-of -the-art WSJ/Dow Jones newsroom in Midtown Manhattan, you’re very lucky to get a Verizon iPhone connection!”
(Below, center) Another reader let me know about today’s University of Florida Alligator cover. The paper is fighting an order to remove 19 of its campus newsracks and have them replaced by university-owned racks. “With UF now controlling our distribution on campus, what happens if we have coverage of the UF administration that they find unfavorable?” the editors ask.
(Right) A Facebook friend writes: “Only in Cincinnati would Hustler be considered ‘good news,’ I guess. Maybe the feud is the good news? The danger of format pages.” (This ran in the Enquirer last weekend.)
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