From time to time, I’ll dog the editors of the Sun Sentinel for constructing a front page at odds with the news realities of the day as reflected by what the other major Florida newspapers are putting out front.
Downplaying a story other newspapers are featuring is one thing. For better or worse, that’s editorial judgment.
Is that a parrot in the top right? Is that a man on a slide in the middle left? And what kind of yoga class is being taught in that picture?
Of course, there is huge coupon along the bottom of the front page because, well, it’s the Sun Sentinel and that’s what the publisher has decided to do to pay the bills.
Looking for news on this front page? There’s the it’s-only-been-written-by-a-thousand-other-reporters story about low gas prices (here’s hoping the “journalist” who turned in that piece enjoyed his day of golf). And then there’s a riveting account of a Parkland resident having her foot ran over by Oprah Winfrey.
As for the story dominating most other newspapers’ front pages — Ebola — that’s on page 3. There is, however, a tease for a “Kooky spin” on the Stephen King story, Carrie.