I'm giving a very delayed shout-out to my town newspaper, which I have not read in a month, awarding them the Golden Raspberry award for Worlds Sh*ttiest Newspaper. Sure, I'm sure you could argue that nothing ever happens in my town, which is typical for any town in the United States. But it isn't just that there's nothing to write about, the topics that they choose are just as bad, and the writing even worse.
First of all, there's an entire section devoted to movie reviews. And I'm not talking about a skinny column. I'm talking about 3 whole pages of the damn paper.
Secondly, there's A SECOND NEWSPAPER EXACTLY LIKE IT. One sh*tty paper is bad enough, but two sh*tty papers is almost four times worse.
Thirdly- you ever get the feeling sometimes that a second grader wrote something? How the style of writing is very basic and the structure is almost cookie cutter? Well, that's the feeling that I get when I read it.
Lastly- when they do happen to venture into real news (and not that article where Mrs. Jones hiked four miles and took a freakin picture), it's always OLD news. I mean, c'mon people, it's a weekly paper for heavens sake! You should not have news two to three weeks old in that thing! What are you getting paid for, exactly?
I know that this is a brief and not very to the point complaint, but I hope someone from that newspaper reads this and realizes that I am talking about them. In fact, I may just send a slightly more detailed version of this to them. Because there's one thing that I can't stand: when I can create a better column than people three times my age. *cheers, anyone?*