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Friday, June 25, 2004

A Question About Placement.....

Can anyone tell me why the Fort Worth Star Telegram [free with sign up] put a story about an Iraqi document that describes a link with bin Laden on page 24A of its Friday, June 25th print edition and put a advertisement story about the movie, Farenheit 911, on the front page of the same issue?

It seems to me that confirmation of a tie between Osama bin Laden and Saddam would be a little bit more important than a campaign commercial documentary. Ahem! It would have balanced the story of the who died in Iraqi militant attacks that also appeared on the front page.

It is editorial decisions like this -placing an unpaid advertisement a story about a movie on the front page- that shows us the print media does not take it's self appointed task of "informing the public" all that seriously. It also intimates that the media elites in Tarrant County think the rest of us are kinda dumb.


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