This is what New York state's big media think is important local reporting
To say the state's mainstream media is making too much out of the animosity between Bruno and Spitzer is an understatement. It shows how little actual reporting is happening not just in Albany and New York City but in each and every major newspaper in the state.
Yeah, sure, I actually find it entertaining to deconstruct the Spitzspeak. There's small tics and twitches, physical and verbal, that say a lot about his thought process.
One of those verbal tics is his over-emphatic use of the phrase "I believe". You can listen to it in this impromptu press conference he gave at the NYSDems Spring meeting. He was asked about and earlier spat with Bruno and this is what he had to say :
The question we all need to ask is : Is this news?
Is Joe Bruno's pouting about Spitzer so important that it warrants a full blown article in The New York Times? This is lazy reporting at it's worse. And if you haven't noticed, The New York Times has slashed down it's local and statewide reporting to less than 3 main news articles a day. Most of the article would follow under the category of infotainment.
And journalists still have the balls to treat us bloggers as somehow professionally deficient.