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I Am Skooter
So here's us, on the raggedy edge.
My true love drowned in a dirty old pan / Of oil that did run from the block / Of a falcon sedan 1969 / The paper said '75
— Neko Case, Star Witness
March 13, 2009
Great Headlines

As with many aspects of life, journalism has gotten faster in the internet era. Publications that would have once been embarrassed to print a story with a typo barely notice them now, blaming the need to “publish quickly.”

In this speeding up the quality of journalism has changed as well. I can’t help but think that a headline like this one never would have appeared only a few years ago. The point of jail being to keep people in sort of implies that any escape (brazen, or otherwise) shouldn’t have happened.

Brazen escape from Regina Jail shouldn’t have happened: report
Last Updated: Thursday, March 12, 2009 | 6:21 PM
CBC News

A heavily censored report on a brazen escape by six inmates of the Regina Jail in August 2008 says it wouldn’t have happened if the managers and staff were doing a better job.

The report, released Thursday, said that it is possible to deceive corrections staff from time to time, but the nature of the August escape revealed serious operational concerns.

That first paragraph is pretty good too.

Posted by skooter at 1:16 PM This entry is filed under Technology.
This entry is tagged: CBC, Journalism, Technology

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