01/24/2005: Apropos of the John Ford Show....
(which I recount here for those of you too lazy to scroll the page) I note that the Associated Press picked up the story and ran with it; needless to say it got included in my daily email newsletter from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch (yes, I still read the St. Louis paper (especially during baseball season); deal with it) where the Post ran it more or less as a straight wire story. Probably filler, though if the Post editors are smart they ran it in the humor section.
For what it's worth, the AP story is pretty much a regurgitation of the Commercial Appeal story (which gets a passing mention in the AP story) slightly edited to avoid the faint whiff of plagiarism; the CA story was probably better written and was a bit more detailed. Of course, neither was as amusing as my rendition, but I don't have my hands tied: I'm not a professional journo, and I don't even pretend to play one in the blogosphere.
Len on 01.24.05 @ 05:45 PM CST