Criticism Working: Birmingham News Comes Out Against Death Penalty

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The Birmingham News must be feeling the heat from the blogosphere. The editorial board came out against the death penalty Sunday and in a series of editorials that continue.

The stories are archived on the page linked below. Unfortunately, you must enable cookies in your browser to get to the stories and then you must wait, and wait, for the ads to roll and pop and load. Even in Google alerts, the links do not work unless you hit the “print” button.

The good news is – we doubt many people will take the time to go through this – if you open a new print window in your browser and leave it open, when you click on each story it will pop up in the window and you can read each story without having to wait for each individual page with only part of the story to load.

Geez, we don’t think the inventors of the Internet – and we’re not talking about Al Gore – had this in mind when they created it.

Why are we just now blogging about it? Even though we knew about it in advance, the Newhouse Web design team that puts the Birmingham News online must think online readers only care about sports. Finding the “Opinion” section is damned near impossible.

But I guess the purpose is to drive online readers crazy hoping to sell more copies of the print edition – and to try getting intelligent, educated liberaltarians in the Birmingham metro area to stop calling it The Birmingham Snooze.

Choosing Life in a Death Penalty State

© 2005, Glynn Wilson. All rights reserved.

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