Tuesday, December 04, 2007

The Knoxville News~Sentinel Should Officially Change its Name TODAY

Jack McElroy is single handily turning the Knoxville News~Sentinel into a Knoxville daily version of Weekly World News. This occuring, shortly after their parent company bought the Knox County version of the National Enquirer, the Shopper News.

Last week it was the News~Sentinel printing a photograph of a dead juvenile male body laying in a casket on the front page. Today it is running the name of a 12 year old juvenile male that is in critical condition at UT Medical Center from an alleged self inflicted gunshot wound to the head. The story is online at their website.

Not only have the listed his identity, but his mother's identity and his home address. Not very responsible. But that is what our community receives for having a one shot newspaper town. This is their response to our community for declining subscriptions and reduced advertisers.

Knoxville deserves better than Jack and his tabloid shock journalism. McElroy is the guy that said that his editorial coverage of Columbine High School was "his best journalistic work."

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