Monday morning edition becomes journalistic parody
When the daily Fish-wrapper determined that its “busy readers” needed a condensed Monday morning version, the decision did not merit rave reviews. For a time, the Valley & State section disappeared entirely and Sports was expanded. Arizona Living became a clone of Simple Living magazine, with articles from that publication used as space filler between Britney Spears updates and the comics.
Although Valley & State has returned to the anorexic Monday paper, it is chock full of repeat articles from previous editions. An outstanding example of this reporting rerun is the article on today’s front page of Valley regarding a missing physician who had his license revoked after three patients died following liposuction surgeries. The exact article was in a previous edition.
Another repeat today, using a different headline and pushing one of their chosen city council candidates, is tagged with this admission: A version of this story may have appeared in your community Republic.
May have? Did they think we didn’t notice? This pathetic effort at news reporting qualifies the entire newspaper as the Comics.