|Successful Because They Make a Lot of Mistakes|
Oh, goodie. Just what the world needs….another dumbass journalist. I gotta admit, though, the boy’s got a good head start. Let me splain.
Western Illinois University has got to be held accountable for lettting the dumbass of our story slime his way through their institution of “higher learning” (bwahahahahahahaha) Now that I’ve quit laughing, let’s move on. I’ll clip a portion of the UPI article about this dumbass, “Ed Komenda, editor-in-chief of the Western Courier, said the phrase “bad mother” followed by a vulgar four-letter euphemism for fornication was accidentally printed in Monday’s byline as a result of a template created years ago as a joke, WQAD-TV, Moline, Ill., reported Wednesday”. A dirty word in a college newspaper???It’s the end of civilization as we know it! Dumbasses. The dumbass moment is still to come, so stay with me.
Here’s the kicker, so please make sure that you are seated. The editor of the school paper said, “One of my favorite sayings is, ‘In order to do something well, you have to do it bad first.’ You make mistakes and you learn from them. That’s how you learn to be an award-winning paper, by making a lot of mistakes,” he said. let me run that last sentence by you one more time. ‘That’s how you learn to be an award-winning paper, by making a lot of mistakes.” Are you fucking kidding me? And just think…all this time I thought award-winning newspapers actually practiced this little thing called “journalism”. Am I a dumbass or what? Getting information on a story and piecing together the facts and reporting them thusly has absolutely nothing to do with a successful newspaper! Kiss my ass. This kid has a very bright future ahead of him at some of the most “prestigious” newspapers in this country. Just to name a few, the L.A. Times, Washington Post and the Old Gray Lady, the New York Times do shit like that all the damn time! Mistakes (or downright lies) are part of the every day fare of these “successful” newspapers. Oh, wait. I forgot that these scandal sheets are losing readers by the thousands every month, to the delight of pet parakeets everywhere. So, Ed the Dumbass Editor, you might want to rethink your plans there, Hoss. Drunk, fat and being a dumbass is no way to go through life, son. And, Ed, do me a solid, young brother. For the love of God and humanity, please DO NOT pro-create! Dumbass.