Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Not Exactly the "Times"

While I don't expect much from free daily newspapers that are handed out at the entrances to the subway, we should still expect some semblance of knowledge sharing, news of some sort, or dare we say investigative journalism. Today's subway circulation featured a story entitled "Guns Linked to Risk of Suicide" isn't this the type of stuff we read about in Dare class in 5th grade along with marijuana usage leading to robbery and living in the Bronx. Does there even need to be an article following this statement or maybe instructions on how to make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. To add insult to injury this article was in the health section. There is little to no involvement of health when it comes to killing yourself with or without a gun. One moment your alive and the next moment you aren't. It should be noted that this is an article that AM New York picked up from The Washington Post and Shankar Vedantam. Wait a second isn't the Washington Post supposed to be a real newspaper?

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