Hooray for USA Today
by drlimerick, Thu May 11, 2006 at 09:16:08 AM EDT
20 years ago, I'd have bet I'd never say this, but I think we should take a moment and thank our stars for USA Today. They haven't exactly been crusading journalists, but from the beginning they have been consistently the most likely of the majors to publish, on the front page, important stories that reflect badly on Busholini, Count Dickula, or one of their GOP minions. And, USA Today's national circulation sends this information to percolate through the heartland, where the local newspapers are even worse than the WaPos and NYTs.
Compared to the WaPos, NYTs, and CNNs hiding under their desks, USA Today's simple willingness to do its job counts as a kind of heroism. Bravo.