Sunday, May 08, 2005

They Could Never Get Away With A Lead Like This At The "Times"

The New York Post has many deficiencies as a newspaper. But at least it's never boring. And occasionally, it lets its outlaw self leave you laughing instead of rolling your eyes.

An example is the Friday lead on the runaway bride story:

May 6, 2005 -- Bolting bride Jennifer Wilbanks was chaste away — by her fiancĂ©'s insistence on abstinence, friends of the sex-deprived couple claim.

And the Post has not let its location stand in the way of trying to own this story. Witness today's dispatch, which told of how Jennifer Wilbanks ditched another fiance eight years ago.

In comparison the Atlanta Journal-Constitution was content today to rehash, preferring a voluminous article that offered little or nothing in the way of new information -- hardly a way for the top metro paper in the area to bigfoot a story.`N\NUOcN\UbTTUWUXUTUZTYU^UWU_UVUZUcU`UcTYWYWZV

Meantime, this story fell below the fold in the hometown Gwinnett Daily Post, with a ho-hummer about whether the Duluth City Council will hit Wilbanks for the tab for her search.

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