Thursday, August 17, 2006

Are you now, or have you ever been,

a Wal-Mart shopper?

This from college journalism instructor Jessica McBride:

Sometimes reporters ask really good questions

Joe Biden holds a press conference in Iowa to blast Wal-mart and the reporter asks:

NewsChannel 8 asked Biden if he has ever shopped at a Wal-Mart.

He said he has shopped there a couple of years ago. He recalled buying a wheelbarrow and has not been back since.
Excuse me, but that's a really good question? It was so good it made the last paragraph of the story, so the editors weren't too impressed. Maybe that's because it is totally irrelevant.

If that's a "pretty good" question, I am the prince of Denmark. (No, I'm not, so don't bother asking.)

Here's a better question: Isn't it a crime that students pay tuition, hoping they'll learn something from her?


At 9:32 AM, Blogger Sven said...

NewsChannel 8 asked Biden if he has ever had health insurance.

NewsChannel 8 asked Biden if he has ever married a gay man.

NewsChannel 8 asked Biden if he has ever shot a man in Reno just to watch him die.

At 4:39 PM, Blogger wordsmith said...

My answer is: Yes

Now figure out which question I was answering.

At 10:17 PM, Blogger George Roberts said...

Wordsmith, that's it -- you MUST be the Mouth from Merton! (After all, if you really were 248 miles away, you'd be as far north as Ladysmith or something.)


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