Yes, it's going to be awhile before I get totally comfortable about is blogging thing -- my topic is definitely going to be the news media -- but I know I can't just spend my days bitching about spelling and grammatical errors I see online and in print. Bear with me while I aspire to write about more meaty topics.
My local paper, the Jackson Citizen Patriot, had an interesting story this week. Their police reporter was arrested and charged with domestic violence after an incident with his girlfriend. He was charged with a misdemeanor and pleaded not guilty.
I am fairly certain the paper ran the story to head off criticism about ignoring the arrest of one of their own. I applaud that -- the situation is an unfortunate one and the Cit Pat is not showing any favoritism. It will be interesting to see what future coverage, if any, ensues.