Mar 20, 2009
Shocking revelation from the Washington Times
20 Mar 2009
Posted by Andrew Kantor
The cover story of today’s Washington Times is about real estate, and it’s titled, "An attractive exterior will draw buyers."
It’s a great example of what’s wrong with reporting these days (and before I came here I was a reporter, so I speak first hand).
First off, file it under "Duh" — anyone who’s even been single knows an attractive exterior will draw something. Heck, it’s redundant; "attractive" means it attracts.
Still, poor Lisa Rauschar, the reporter, had to interview lots of people, check lots of stats, all to verify something everyone already knows. [sigh] (Not that there isn’t good information in the story, there is. But it’s certainly not worthy of a cover story in a newspaper of significant size.)