An example of the Commercial Appeal’s timely reporting

Friday, January 19: Professional wrestler Bam Bam Bigelow, 45, passes away at his home in Hudson, Florida.

Sunday, January 28: The Memphis Commercial Appeal reports that professional wrestler Bam Bam Bigelow has passed away.

Now, granted, this is hardly a story of primary importance, but still, it’s nine days old. Why even BOTHER with it? If you can’t report the news in a timely fashion, why report it at all?

This is what passes for “journalism” in 2007. No wonder the bloggers are running the newspapers out of business.