Criticism, blog post by John Hoff
Readers can click here for Fox 9 article and don't worry, it's not very long and contains relatively little detail, as befits a story on a television news blog, so it won't take you long.
But where are my manners? WELCOME, Fox 9, to the little soiree we have going here! We've been at this for quite a while, since about late January. What do you mean, why didn't you get an invitation? When does JNS blog ever send out formal invitations for these virtual events? Usually people just show up.
Let me take your overcoat (very fashionable! very mainstream media looking!) and you just come in here---watch the cord on your camera, don't get hung up there.
OK, you're fine.
We have some party snacks. Have some chips. Have some KIBBIE.
So, yes, Fox 9, I see from your recent story you're just catching up on news of the street war between 19 Dipset and YnT, but I say better late to the party than never at the party at all...
What's that you say? WHAT'S THAT YOU SAY? You're on a cloud? Three's a crowd?
Oh, THE MUSIC IS LOUD!!!!
Yes, it sure is loud. The music of Mental Mid is louder than the sound of fatal gunshots, and arguably hits harder. When Mental Mid turns up the noise, better call a blood splatter expert! MY MAN MENTAL MID! Honestly, I just hope people will keep SINGING instead of SHOOTING. The more they sing, the less time they have to SHOOT. That's how I see it.
But Fox 9, and may I call you Foxy? I'm surprised to see your story about the Prince Kibbie shooting made no reference to the ongoing musical controversy at the heart of the war between 19 Dipset and the "YNT-Taliban?" By the way, what's up with that HYPHEN? Are you saying those are interchangeable names? Or that they're allies? I'm just saying your story is so short there's not a lot of room for extra, I don't know how to say it...
Facts? News? REPORTAGE? (Frenchified eye roll)
Yeah, it's like you say, the attention span of viewers is short. Isn't that kind of YOUR fault? Isn't that a vicious cycle? The shorter you say their attention span is, the more sound bites you feed them, the shorter their attention span becomes. BUT HEY! Don't take offense. Honestly, I'm just glad somebody besides this blog is writing stories about Prince Kibbie. Heck, the dude was SHOT a little while back and who reported it? Me. Just me. But now you're reporting it, too? Geez I hope you've been reading up on my stories in the meantime and you're going to dig deeper.
Oh, you've got interns who can read up and summarize? Excellent. Let me know when you come up with the fifteen second sound bite, I'll link to it or something. Did I mention these party snacks, I actually call them "sound bites?"
WHAT? WHAT DID YOU SAY? Somebody's nappin'? Something pink is chappin'? OH, WHAT DO I THINK SHOULD HAPPEN?
You're asking me? I guess the intern hasn't gone back and read those editorial comments, yet? Let me make it easy and copy and paste from a previous story, as follows:
JNS blog continues to urgently call upon our civic and religious leaders (the real ones, not the fake and self-appointed leaders I-could-name-some-names) to mediate peace between these factions, to keep the focus on ANYTHING ELSE BUT KILLING EACH OTHER and music being one fine example of THAT.
So, yeah, Foxy...somebody needs to get these factions to calm down and stop trying to kill each other. And I'm glad they're so focused on music, but it seems like the music is also feeing into the controversy over the long haul. And who is going to put a stop to this? Our new mayor? Don't get me started!!!!
Heck, I don't know. Arrest them. Charge them. Or forgive them and help them organize a concert. I don't have the answers. But I'll tell you this...
YOU DON'T EVEN HAVE THE QUESTIONS, FOXY!!!!
Oh. Oh. Have I given offense? Mea culpa, mea culpa. Have the intern look that phrase up for you.
Fine, then, get your coat and leave. (Sound of breaking glass) I told you to watch that cord! I swear, the metaphorical elephant in the room has more grace and finesse than television news. I know "if it bleeds it leads" but you could at least write more than a single, solitary sentence about WHY it's BLEEDING.
(Sound of door slamming)
(Sound of JNS blog opening a window)
Well, guess what Foxy? THAT'S JUST MORE KIBBIE FOR THE REST OF US!!!!!