Monday, September 11, 2006

Horrible 9/11 lead in TL makes Gawker's parade of shame

How does the Times Leader's Ron Bartizek make New York gossip and media blog gawker.com? With the most tasteless 9/11 lead in history. Behold: "Five years after clouds of debris billowed up from the toppled towers of the World Trade Center, a silver lining may be forming in Northeastern Pennsylvania." Stay classy, Times Leader.

  • NEPA could be Wall Street West if everyone weren't so stupid and technically backward
  • 11 comments:

    Anonymous said...

    Fucking moron

    Anonymous said...

    The Lehigh Valley is already eons ahead of NEPA in terms of this happening. Of course he didn't write about that.

    Anonymous said...

    why did someone edit that shit down?

    Anonymous said...

    didn't, rather.

    Anonymous said...

    He edits himself

    Anonymous said...

    well perhaps they should reevaluate that policy.

    Anonymous said...

    What policy?
    I'm surprised the lead didn't start out thusly: "Imagine a bright sunny day turned gray by the bellowing, steamy clouds of an aeroplane crashing into the .......
    What editor?

    Anonymous said...

    Some may say the bodies of 9/11 victims came crashing to the pavement from the lofty heights of the Twin Towers like so many lemons - lemons thrown by terrorists.

    Well, the people of NEPA are making lemonade.

    (Iseman nixed that one...yours truly, Ron)

    King of NEPA Journalism said...

    Alternate proposed lead:

    They say "If you build it, they will come."
    But if you destroy the World Trade Center, will they come to NEPA?
    Opinions are mixed.

    Anonymous said...

    It was a dark and stormy night..

    Anonymous said...

    "While NYC is still trying to identify bodies five years after the 9/11 tragedy, NEPA is busy identifying ways to cash in on the terror craze."

    What a dick.