Front Page Affront

Remember the front page? You know, the really important stuff making headlines across your morning newspaper.

If there were a recent story more unworthy of page-one, above-the-fold status than the dumpster-diving at Mel Sembler’s, then it was surely the bloated feature about long lines for PlayStation at a Best Buy store. One ( St. Petersburg Times ) seemed a blatant device to pump up circulation, the other ( Tampa Tribune ) Exhibit A for the trivialization of the news.

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