Drew Sharp is a ham sandwich
I am no fan of the USA Today, unless it is as kindling or litter-box liner, but saw a copy in my office this morning. While having a coffee, I absentmindedly turned to page 2 of what they call their Sports section, and way down in the lower-left corner, I see this:
Corrections & Clarifications
A column Monday by Drew Sharp of the Detroit Free Press included a quote about slavery attributed to Rush Limbaugh. Limbaugh denied the quote, and USA TODAY has not been able to verify its accuracy.
Look! It's unverified voracity [sic] incarnate!
So much right there that speaks to the current state of print journalism -- i.e., major suckage. The USA TODAY [love the all caps!] sports editors evidently don't love themselves their fact-checking, but not even for a Drew Sharp article?... Really?...
So, is it just me, or is this further evidence that print is turning into TS Eliot's Wasteland?
I am curious what the original Drew Sharp article said, but don't want to ruin my mood. Anyone care to dig up that link to share [*shudder*]?
So the Freep just posted an article by Drew Sharp. Fairly uninteresting. Since I know many are protesting the Freep by not clicking onto their site, let me summarize....
Blah, Blah, Blah.....Rodriguez looks worried....Words, Words, Words....Saying everyone does it isn't good enough....More words...doesn't work when you tell that to a cop that pulled you over for speeding....MORE DRIVEL.....Rodriguez will be fired if he's found guilty as charged.
Frankly, I was expecting far worse.