Wednesday, February 14, 2007

In Other News

On the same day that Anna Nicole Smith died, a man in Chicago slipped on some ice on a CTA platform, fell onto the train tracks and was subsequently hit by a train and killed, thus closing the train line for several hours and delaying the commutes of thousands of people.

There was nothing on the Chicago news channels about this that night, because the focus was on the death of a woman who was famous for ... nothing.

Personally, I don't care if Anna Nicole Smith lived or died, or even how she died for that matter. But I do have some concern over the safety issues of a commuter train system that millions of people, including myself, use every day.

And so should the Chicago news channels.