Monday, July 16, 2018

What's Happening to America?

Dear Diary,
Am I so old, or has the country--even the part of the country that listens to NPR--been frighteningly "dumbed down"? This evening, some national news was interjected into NPR's special coverage of Donald Trump's summit with Vladimir Putin. Ari Shapiro (I'm pretty sure it was Ari Shapiro) reported that Sears had closed its last store in Chicago and then stated, in a perky manner that suggested listeners would be surprised by the news, "Sears actually was started in 1893 as a mail-order company."
"Micropolitan Diary" is Gossips' homage to and blatant imitation of "Metropolitan Diary" in the New York Times. The term micropolitan was coined (by Gossips) because Hudson is a metropolis in microcosm.

1 comment:

  1. You are correct. The dumbed downess of ATC on NPR is especially upsetting when there are really big, scary things going on in the world that seem to get minimal coverage!