Tuesday, May 9, 2006
At Last the Sun-Times and NBC-TV Found Something for Carol Marin to Do
...resurrecting a 30-year murder convictee. Understand, as long as shes off politics its o.k. with me but for the life of me I cant understand the news interest in it. Whats next: re-visiting the jail break of Terrible Tommy OConnor in 1921? I can understand Channel 5 doing it, something to do with the sweeps evidently but I cant believe its anything more than yesterdays cold mashed potatoes) but for the Sun-Times to be running it front-page, banner-line for two days in a row is mystifying. Am I mistaken in thinking this 30-year murder string has legs? It has a sex angle which may titillate TV gawkers but are we down to this with tabloid readers? Guess so. Ugh. All comments welcome but particularly from anyone more conversant with newspaper strategy than I.