News ME George Rodrigue Takes a Good, Long, Hard Look at Our Tiny Staff
Dallas Morning News Managing Editor George Rodrigue just posted his latest "Ask the Editor" column. And, even though nobody asked -- we are soooooo blushing right now -- it's mostly about the Dallas Observer, otherwise known as "a sexually oriented weekly tabloid," which sounds significantly more interesting than the paper for which I've worked for nearly 18 years (though, seriously, you should see Schutze on Hot Fudge Fridays). There are too many highlights to mention, though I've chosen a favorite passage below. Best day ever.
Their staff, which is talented but tiny, can't break many stories. So they sit back, wait for us to do months of painstaking research, and then explode in rhetorical indignation over a sentence that they would have written differently.
By constantly claiming to have spotted signs of bias in our work, they may even convince their readers that a sexually oriented weekly tabloid truly is vital to understanding Dallas.
One has to admire the effort.