9.16.2008

ANN ARBOR NEWS: ROT IN PIECES

From time to time we get a little disconnected to what's going on back in the motherland, so forgive us if our timing is off.

But we just had to celebrate the destruction of The Ann Arbor News here on The Realests (lack of italics is intentional since we no longer consider it a real publication... not that we ever did).

I don't know what pissed me off most:

The AA News constantly referring to us as "the student newspaper" (hey, it's fine when you're the New York Times, not the AA News).

Having my reporting openly questioned in their paper after scooping the shit out of them (uh, figuratively...).

The letter their MSE wrote our MSE after Jeopardy to state that the Ann Arbor News was disgusted with us and would never, ever hire anyone currently on the Daily's staff (as if we'd apply! And now that I think of it, the last one definitely pissed me off the most).

We don't need to tell you it's a bad time to be in the newspaper business. Even Jay Mariotti can figure it out.

But no one could have seen this coming: In complete panic mode to cut costs, the AA News has gone down to a 12-page paper AND gotten rid of their Associated Press subscription. Why they just didn't shut the whole paper down at that point is beyond us but all we can say is "Wow."

For those of you not familiar with papers, journalistically they're about on the same level as your local church newsletter.

This is a huge day for any former Daily writer that's dealt with an asshole from The News.

Crack open a bottle of the bubbly tonight and taste the victory.

Note to self: This must have been what it felt like when the Berlin Wall came down...

In solidarity,

The Realests

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

hey, don't make fun of church newsletters! what else are you supposed to do at church.

Jeff said...

Any chance you'll dish a little more dirt about those problems with the AA News?

Forest said...

You snooze, you loose.

And finally the Snooze has lost.