Thursday, February 24, 2011
The Douglas Street Rag Non Sequitur
One can't help wonder about the Douglas Street Rag, the local daily, a.k.a., the Omaha World-Herald. Two recent actions leave us scratching what hair is left on our heads.
First, why in the world would they put a op-ed piece written by former failed sell-out RINO Republican U.S. Senator Chuckie Hagel in the national news section of the paper with his photo and the start of the story on page 1 and the balance on page 6? We, admittedly, aren't fans of Hagel, but anyone who read the piece couldn't help but see it as being just as vacuous as Hagel himself. All he offered was a synopsis of what is happening in the Middle East. He proposed no solutions. At best the local daily should have never printed Hagel's worthless commentary. At worst, it should have shifted it to an editorial page piece and limited his strained lengthy verbiage. We can only assume that the mode of publication is indicative of the incestuous relationship Hagel and his prior business dealings have had with the moribund daily.
Secondly, we have Breaking News Brad now commenting on local and national news now in addition to sports. We think that he supposed to be funny or offer some satire about events. He is absolutely boring. In fact, he makes Robert Nelson look like a halfway interesting guy by comparison.
It looks to us like the local daily has reached the point where it has decided that if you can't provide solid reporting you simply find the cheapest way to fill the pages between an ever-lessening amount of advertising.