Thursday, January 1, 2009

Unclear on the concept at the News & Observer

Paul Gillin is posting stories from 2008 "that surprised us, delighted us, or made us shake our heads in disbelief." Among the notables: In a glowing column about the importance of the online product and Internet readership trends, N&O executive editor John Drescher cited several online sources, but didn’t link to any of them.

From comments: "Johnny’s links are more likely 18 green ones."
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3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Well, it's true there are no links in the story, but there are really only two things to link to, and one is the N&O site that you're already on.

McClatchy Watch said...

Anonymous 2:11 -- I count at least 7. Here is what I see"

"Read today's column [should have linked!] by Publisher Orage Quarles III for more on the business side of our operation..."

"As executive editor, I oversee news [link!], sports [link!], business [link!] and features [link!]. (Steve Ford supervises the opinion pages. [link!])..."

"On triangle.com [link!], you can find..."

If John Drescher had written the column thinking of what he could link to, I bet he could have thrown in several more links back to the N&O.

Archer05 said...

John Drescher’s liberal Modus Operand is well documented. Just read the N & O any day you choose. Johnny’s links are more likely 18 green ones, with a meet up with the boys in the backroom at the 19th hole bunker to exchange made-up war stories.

John not linking? Now that is a puzzler. I can take a wild shot at his linking preferences.

Bush is the most hated president: Link, link, link, link....

The Iraq war is lost: Link, link, link, link.....

The Duke Lacrosse Team was guilty of rape: Link, link, link, link....

The N & O is a Fishwrap waste of trees: Blink, blink, blink, blink....