Friday, August 31, 2007

Talking to people is hard

This weekend, we return to our roots as I avoid studying and instead make snide and unhelpful comments about coverage of the week's local news. Let's get started.

Anonymity abounds in this week's Voice, as readers never learn the names of the Old Mountain View residents who are trying to relegate day workers to the poorer parts of town. Elsewhere, a profile of a 10-yeard old rapper includes perspectives from everyone but him. (Correction: I'm an idiot.) And the second part of a two-part series on Orion Park (besides misusing the phrase "begging the question") relies largely on old Voice articles for its information.

However, since posting its original article about a nanny arrested for locking a two-year-old in a car, the Voice has added her name, Juhee Hong, and some background information. (Both articles are still online, just in case the story wasn't disturbing enough the first time.)

3 comments:

BigDra said...

The first quote in the article on the 10 year-old rapper is from the kid himself. Why do you say that the article includes perspectives from everyone but him?

Nemesis of Evil said...

Cause I didn't read carefully, isn't that obvious?

jocelyn said...

ooh, bigdra, way to keep n.o.e. honest