During the Ann Arbor blogger gathering at Leopold Brothers on Tuesday (which went very nicely), where I saw folks from AU, Ann Arbor Is Overrated, Michigan Review, etc., somebody mentioned that Rob Goodspeed on Goodspeed Update routinely criticized…the Michigan Daily.
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You go Rob.
On that note: 1. Today’s Daily article on MTV’s “Made” has “...ostomies, new holes created in surgery for excretemeny.” —-What is “excretemeny”?? I tried Googling it: nada zip pow. Is it near Schenectady? Please, Daily, get help.
2. They also spelled Luke Massie as “Massey” several days ago, front page, repeatedly. It’s harder to criticize Massie’s uttering “Court order, shmourt order” when you can’t even get the speaker’s name right…
3. The 12/9/05 Daily (mislabeled as 12/8 by them online, I believe! my paper copy says 12/9) “Cuckoo for Calexico” has a photo with caption, “You pussy, just watch the TV. Bambiâ€™s mother will be fine.” Without quipping that Daily Arts calling someone a p-ssy is like Hitler calling someone a Nazi, one still has to wonder. (Pussy as cat may be fine, but anything else…)
4. And last but hardly least: in the 12/13/05 Daily “â€˜Kingâ€™ of the jungle”, there is a photo still from the new “King Kong” film, showing Kong shouting, “WHO? MIKE JONES!” ...Isn’t it kind of questionable to have a large ape using the lyrics of a black rapper, a little while after the Daily had pledged to be more racially sensitive? Is anyone proofreading, or running, the Daily? Hello?
(Cf. the recent Huffington Post news item about Wal-Mart shutting down its movie recommendation system after it linked a “Planet of the Apes” DVD to films about famous African Americans, including Martin Luther King Jr.)
In the future, I shan’t have time to follow all the Daily’s follies. Still, we all deserve better, whatever our racial or other background. And that’s no “excretemeny.”