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BEST & WORST OF THE WEEK!

(Posted 1-16-05)

 

Best writing – Pop and Buck from Lancaster Online Talkback

In one afternoon, using humor, they made the mayor and a lot of other officials eat crow.  Pop’s best line - “dumb hungery people” Buck’s - “Country Crow Medallions.”  He should send that recipe to the mayor, although I have to agree with Pop, mayonnaise doesn’t go well with crow.

Worst story – “Coroner calls for better quarters” (see below)

The story itself wasn’t bad, but the author and editors at the Intell acted as if this were just another story.  It’s not.  You can’t get murder convictions under these circumstances.  This story is far from over.

 

Best Recovery (kind of) – Ad Crable.

After writing the dreadful, unresearched and ridiculous “Crow killer:  poison cheese curls” he bravely stuck with it and came back with two more stories.  (Next time Ad, check with the state agencies before you write your story.)

 

Worst Headline – “Hot fixin’s" - New Era 1-10-05

I have no problem with the story, which actually was quite good and about a couple rehabbing an old building in Columbia for a restaurant.  I don’t get the misleading headline.  Why hot?  Because there was a fire in the building in 1964?  Why fixin’s? (It’s not in the dictionary folks.)  Is it a pun on fix-it-upper or food?  Who cares? Good story, terrible headline.

 

Yuck Award – “No Beef with these results” – New Era, 1-10-05

This story had flushed embryos and a “psychotic” steer whose owner was quoted as saying, “I will be glad to see him leave.”  Come on guys, you can do the Farm Show better than this.

 

Really Yuck Award – “I could be a wingnut with the right amount of payola” by Gil Smart, Sunday News, 1-15-05

Yuck, yuck and yuck.  His point, whatever it was, is completely lost in this absurd, wordy and just downright yucky piece.  A total waste of time.

 




 

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