I rule! The Salem (Oregon) Statesman Journal bowed before the powerful blog command that I issued yesterday: put a story about Congresswoman Giffords' shooting on your front page.
Such didn't happen on Sunday, when it should have, but the editors took my advice and made up for their unfortunate oversight today. Here's the evidence:
Portland blogger Jack Bogdanski picked up on my post with his pithy "You thought the O was bad."
The folks running the daily newspaper down in Salem appear to have even less sense and a worse attitude.
My post and that on Jack Bog's Blog got some interesting comments.
One of my favorites came from t.a. barnhart, who is referring to Statesman Journal editor Dick Hughes' assertion that the S-J is a local newspaper which doesn't run stories about big news that people already know about from TV, radio, and the Internet:
i'm guessing, because of all the coverage today, they'll skip anything about the inauguration [of Oregon's governor]. or the Ducks game [national championship]. because people will already have those details.