Andrea Georgsson’s “editorial journal” piece in the Comical editorial section has to be one of the silliest things I’ve ever seen there.
And for a newspaper headed by someone as lacking in editorial judgment as Jeff Cohen, that’s really a strong statement.
This is an excerpt from Georgsson, one of the EDITORS responsible for putting that laugher of a newspaper together, about her electrical outage:
Not wanting to open the refrigerator — and rather proud of my cooking — I arranged what remained of our beautiful London broil, gravy, carrots and potato dumplings (work a little fresh chopped basil into the dough) on a platter and ran it over to our elderly next-door neighbors, thinking they might not be able to make dinner without electricity.
Turns out, they are vegetarians. So is the Greek family on the other side. Finally, my across-the-street neighbors took my platter.
Apparently, it did not cross the clueless journalist’s mind that the people probably were not vegetarians, but they couldn’t figure out a polite way to tell the nutjob, “WE DON’T WANT YOUR DAMN LEFTOVERS, YOU WEIRDO!”
Why we get to read about it in the editorial section is a complete mystery, which is indicative of everyday editorial judgment at the newspaper.
As Callie put it when she saw it, “that’s like a really bad LiveJournal.”
Yeah. That’s our Comical. Like a really bad LiveJournal.