Lohan trumps oil tanker story
Hal Morris, writing on his Grumpy Editor blog, notes that many media published more coverage of troubled actress Lindsay Lohan going to court than the capture by pirates of a U.S.-bound supertanker that provides one fifth of daily U.S. crude imports.
“Full front-page photos of her, attired in a tight-fitting white dress, appeared yesterday in the New York Post, Daily News and AM New York while The Los Angeles Times gave her three-column, front-page art with a story on an inside page.
“Even The Wall Street Journal gave the actress far more space (an inside three-column photo, with caption only) than the captured supertanker which was wrapped up in one-and-a-half sentences distilled from an Associated Press story.”
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