The Sorry State of Arts Journalism, Part the Millionth

15. January, 2010 Media 2 comments

I just had to share this:

Silent, Yet Outspoken: SF’s Mime Troupe Celebrates 50 Years.

“Silent”?  Really?? If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a zillion times: They’re NOT THOSE KINDS OF MIMES!

Next up: An article about how it’s cruel for UC Berkeley to use live bears for sporting spectacles.

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  1. 1 / 16 / 2010 12:31 pm

    You’d think if someone was writing an article about the Mime Troupe, they’d bother to even read the Wikipedia page (which, incidentally, is more accurate – and when Wikipedia is more accurate than a news item, you know there’s problems with basic research).


  2. Melissa

    1 / 20 / 2010 6:49 am

    I’m seeing examples like this all the time. I’m also seeing examples like this in education. The powers that be sacked many, many people to deal with the budget cuts, and with those people go their expertise. I’m seeing people writing and teaching outside their areas of expertise every day and the results are clear. The full impact of the budget cuts will continue to be felt for years if we don’t rectify this situation soonest.

    It also begs the question– Where else is this happening? Medicine? Nuclear power plant safety technicians? Airlines? Ugh.





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