The day that our newspapers provide us with news will be the day that MTV finally plays music again. Ladies and gentlemen, we have reached an epoch in America where it has become increasingly harder to distinguish the first 5 pages of the NY Daily News or NY Post from the first five minutes of TMZ or Extra–this, my friends, is the true sign that the world is on its last leg.
When I was at UR, I was one of several news buffs who were spoiled by the college readership program. All of us would rush to grab a NY Times, Democrat and Chronicle, and, though with less enthusiasm, a copy of USA Today. From front to back, the papers comprised of sophisticated journalism that kept me informed and aware of the most pressing issues at the time.