Open thread: More on the media

You can tell it's a slow news day when the top story in the New York Times is a whopping two full pages of non-news about the Duke Rape Case. No kidding. Two whole pages dedicated to reporting nothing new whatsoever in a Tobacco Town case that only voyeurs, lacrosse players and Duke alums care about.

Don't bother to read the whole article, because all you really need to know is what the headline says:

Files from Duke Rape Case Give Details but No Answers

Duh. If there was ever a golden age of print journalism, this ain't it.


How's your Friday going?

rest up, because there's a big week ahead with smackdown drama between Richard Morgan and the Puppetmaster. The State Board of Elections hearing is coming up, and it promises to be a real show. Will be interesting to see how much competition we see between the N&O and the Charlotte Observer to cover the story behind the story. I'd bet on "none."


We got 850 invitations out the door yesterday.

I wish events were not so successful at raising money so that I didnt have to set them up.

Lyndon Helton for NC Senate

"Keep the Faith"

Ah yes. The invitation drill

We have it down to a system at our house, five stations around the dining room table.

Fold and assemble.
Stamp (thank goodness for self-adhesive stamps)

And when we have to hand write the addresses, heaven help us. My crappy handwriting ensures I never have to fill that job!

When we were planning our wedding...

I was given a list of addresses. When I finished writing out the first one, my wife and mother-in-law said, "OK. You're done."

Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.

ah labels

The joy of labels, and a good printer.

Im a HUGE fan of the self adhesive rolls of stamps. I tear through those. Books are horribly slow, but a lot better than the ones you have to lick.

Lyndon Helton for NC Senate

"Keep the Faith"

The Charlotte Observer borrowed a piece

from the N&O not long ago and it had a good update of info. Dead girls and rape sells papers better than baboon's butts in the White House.

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