You know how you can tell when it’s a really slow news day? This way: Look at what the major news outlets are leading with. If no two are leading with the same thing, and none of the ledes are particularly impressive, you know everybody’s scraping the bottom of the barrel. For instance, at this moment we have:
- The New York Times: Election May Be a Turning Point for Legal Marijuana
- The Wall Street Journal: AT&T, Time Warner Shares Drop Amid Investor Skepticism
- The Washington Post: Conflict over voter rights plays out in Ga. as presidential race tightens
- The Guardian: Elizabeth Warren: ‘nasty women’ will defeat Donald Trump on election day
- BBC: Belgians block key EU pact with Canada
- NPR: Adnan Syed, Subject Of ‘Serial,’ Asks To Be Released On Bail
See what I mean? The State doesn’t really design its website around what I would call a lede, per se, but the story getting the biggest play at this moment is, USC freshman Felder assaulted victim and police officer, incident report says.
Which further proves my point.
So… since no one else can find any news out there, why don’t y’all just come on out to the Senate District 22 debate tonight? I’m pretty sure you’ll find that interesting. I’m about to head out to Richland Northeast High School momentarily…