Take a Breath
“Do you know how much this country has spent on political advertising? A billion dollars. It’s a good thing our roads and schools are in awesome shape or I’d be mad. . . .
“I’ve been trying to think of a way to fix our political system, because that’s my way of giving back. And I think I have the answer. It’s very, very simple: Ban all political advertising. We did this with cigarette advertising a few years ago. We as a society decided that cigarette advertising was bad for the health of the country, and I think political ads are ’way more toxic.”
—Andy Borowitz, comedian and New Yorker contributor, “Countdown to 2012” at the 92nd Street Y, Oct. 24, 2012.
• Editorial Comment: Silence is golden. Healthier, too.
• Yesterday’s WORD: Did you miss yesterday’s WORDs from newspaper baron Roy Thomson, on the need for editorial content in his papers? Click here.
News from USU’s award-winning student news site, The Hard News Café
• Weekly News Roundup (11/12/12)
• Failure to appear for court a common reason for arrest, cops say, by Jessica Sonderregger
• Paradise Town Council finances pass auditor’s muster, by Katie Swain
• Planning Commission says N. Logan’s form-based code law is finished, by Jessica Sonderregger
• Washington view: Life of the intern in the DC office of the SL Tribune, by Betsy Blanchard
• HAM radio: Old-time ‘social media’ still important, by Dani Hayes
• Journalism and PR students scramble, learn in crisis simulation, by Kristen Munson
• Aggie TV News: Election 2012, 2 Valley suicides, sports & a snowy forecast, (Nov. 7) anchored by Ryan Humphries and Romina Nedakovic
• USU students run exit polls as Republicans sweep Utah in Obama win, by D. Whitney Smith
• American, 25, postpones life to save abandoned children of Ethiopia, by Mackinzie Hamilton (special from The Oregonian)
PeezPIX by Ted Pease