That ephemeral sheet... the newspaper, is the natural enemy of the book, as the whore is of the decent woman.
-E. and J. de Goncourt, 1858
Speaking of whores...
Thank God for the media. Really.
What other single entity can be despised so regularly? Just when you get a good rant going about the government, someone says "But I like my Social Security check" or "The Post Office has really improved."
But not so with the media. No one's going to hold you back as local TV news, the newspapers, radio and the internet get theirs.
And, deliciously ironic, at the same time you thrash the media like a ripe piñata, there are so many guilty pleasures to be had.
PROSTITUTES!! Need we say more? Probably not since a whole lot of you voted for every prostitute story you could get your paws on.
So c'mon. You know you love it. Trash the media to your friends and then cuddle up with it at the end of the day.
It's okay. The media understand. We'll still be here for you.
Best Media Scandal of Past Year
first-grade teacher arrested for prostitution
Kentucky Theatre porn debates
News Story You Wish Would Go Away
(Elian disqualified. Not remotely local.)
Best General Assembly Coverage
Best Local Website
Best Evening Newscast
Best AM Station
Best FM Station
Best Sports Reporter
Best ACE Cover Story in the Last Year
Best of 1999
Best ACE Cover