Tuesday, May 05, 2015
An up-and-coming epic fail
Repeat after me, Omaha World-Herald online person in charge of Facebook updates:
On the other hand, that unknown editor probably is too young to know any more about Shinola than he or she knows about Garth Brooks.
ON THE third hand, one commenter is "pretty sure" the up-and-coming thing was a joke. To me, that doesn't matter. A newspaper's credibility can be trashed one lame ironic remark at a time just as well as it can by one glaring display of cluelessness at a time.
And credibility is about the only weapon "legacy media" like newspapers have left in their arsenals, particularly when they're counting on people to purchase access to their "product," which is reliable information. After all, if it's bulls*** you want, you can have your social-media fill of that for free.