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.


  1. Wow, I didn't even know that happened. What a shame.

    Although in DC, you may remember that when someone died on Metro (from either jumping or falling in front of the train) the WP did write about it, but focused on what an inconvenience it was for everybody, and nothing about the poor soul who died. I always found that weird.

  2. It is a shame that we are subjected to this type of news on a daily basis. I am so tired of listening to news about one star hating her best friend, and then next week we hear the reverse. Isn't there anything better to report? quess not!

  3. And so the media continue their descent into irrelevance...