More journalism for the ages

sfgate.jpgIt was a stellar afternoon for the local paper’s website, with front-page stories about a legless transient on a skateboard being mowed down by a postal truck (A) on Third Street, accompanied by “Woman Dies After Camel Sits On Her” (B), and a piece about the San Mateo County sheriff and undersheriff being caught at a Las Vegas massage parlor they said they thought was “a legitimate business” (C).

Can’t we get Muni in there somewhere? Then it would be a real day to remember.

6 Comments so far

  1. greg dewar (unregistered) on April 24th, 2007 @ 5:16 pm

    I don’t know why, but when I read this I laughed out loud so loudly the bar partons at the Blackthorn were a bit concerned at first.

    The bold “A” “B” and “C” are priceless. Good job! :-)


  2. Mike (unregistered) on April 24th, 2007 @ 8:17 pm

    Ugh. I think I saw the guy in (A) once.
    I think I saw him around the gas station at third and south park, getting around with a remarkable level of ability for someone who had no legs. I had to look twice to believe what I’d seen, but by the second look, he was half a block a way, since he was going in the downhill direction.


  3. TinMan (unregistered) on April 24th, 2007 @ 9:25 pm
  4. Jere (unregistered) on April 24th, 2007 @ 11:21 pm

    Don’t forget the big headline on the print edition about the Elephant Seal menacing Sonoma Beach.


  5. Justin Watt (unregistered) on April 25th, 2007 @ 1:38 am
  6. cd (unregistered) on April 26th, 2007 @ 12:04 pm

    I didn’t get your problems with the hard-copy front page from a month or two back, and I understand your beef with the online version even less!

    It changes all the time. Things pop up in the little gray news box – frequently sensational stories, but that’s why they only get 4 point font mention. Sometimes the photo-promo-ed story is Big News. Sometimes it’s just local news.

    Seriously, as papers go, especially on-line papers, I think the Chron is way better than 99% of others. And at least it’s all still free, unlike the NYT, etc.

    If you want purely national headlines, opt for another site.



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