You are right. It is not news. It has gotten worse with this new editor who fancies himself as some sort of profound pundit. Even worse, the entire layout of the paper has been scrambled. What should be Sunday filler fluff suddenly gets front page status. Yesterday, three-fourths of the front page were devoted to some silly simulated football exercise. Before that, a half a page of girls walking around in wedding gowns which should have been reserved for the Sunday rotogravure. Actually the bulk of front page “news” all belongs in Sunday filler. It’s not news, it is largely promotional material for one outfit or another…most recently the Disappointment Center.
In addition, features are moved around willy-nilly. Yesterday, for example, there was a “movie review” on A5. That is not usually where these are placed.
I am not blaming the new editor for all of this, but someone is not minding the store there on Osage.
By the way, if you don’t want to spend the money for all this “news”...there is a guy on facebook whose name is Eustace Dauger…I don’t know him but I inherited him as a “friend”. Anyway, he spends his entire day posting Mercury stuff including obits…sort of like the NYT Fax….of course, you won’t get the pictures of debutantes in wedding attire.