West coast news outlets
October 23, 2006
troutgirl: Why is the SF Chronicle so mysteriously sucky?
nativecalifornian: i’ve always thought that they had a very difficult time finding their voice after the examiner was killed.
nativecalifornian: it was easy for them to play off the ‘afternoon paper’, be first on the story… now they’re the same monkeys and they have nothing to prove
troutgirl: OK, I have to say this
troutgirl: West coast news outlets generally spend WAAYYYYY more time on strange stuff like… animal stories and nature crap
nativecalifornian: yep. entertainment/weather/weird stuff
troutgirl: But the Chronicle seriously seems to be _nothing_ but
troutgirl: photos of baby tigers
troutgirl: stories about wildfires
troutgirl: and BALCO investigation
troutgirl: Oh, and they have those freaky op-eds like, “Johnny Taliban was just a nice Bay Area kid who wanted to learn about other cultures!”
troutgirl: Chicago papers are like… who died, who got laid off, who’s getting indicted by the feds, horrific crimes
nativecalifornian: it’s because they’re cold-hardy people. they can take bad news
troutgirl: I seriously think 75% of the people here care more about pets than humans