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A bit of irony

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Fred Hill recently ‘resigned’ as the Rutgers head coach of men’s basketball, which ended weeks of speculation about his job status.

I read a fre article on the matter,  but the best picture I found belonged to The Star Ledger.

It’s straightforward with Hill standing on the sideline looking like he is barking out orders during a game. But look a the ad scrolling by next to him.

You could make out what the ad is going to say with a popular saying, “Safe and Secure.”

Hill’s job was anything, but that. The fact The Star Ledger used this photo witht their story on firing Hill made me laugh because it’s a great example of irony.

I think the photo works well to prove the point of the story, especially since last month Rutgers AD Tim Pernetti came out and said Hill’s job was safe.Pernetti is actually the man sitting above the sign in the photo with a scrutinizing eye on Hill.

Things didn’t change at the Piscataway school until Hill got into a shouting match at Rutgers baseball where his father coaches with as assistant from Pittsburgh.


Written by Susan Lulgjuraj

April 21, 2010 at 10:53 am

When it’s not there

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On Sunday, the House passed the health reform, which was news everywhere.

Well, almost everywhere. There was loads of coverage on television and all over the Internet. Social media sites were buzzing all night with commentary on the subject.

However, one of the most interesting things to happen in the last 24 hours were the newspapers that did not have this story on the front page of their newspapers.

TheWrap.com went through all 406 newspaper front pages today and found that just 15 did not devote some type of coverage on the front page of their paper.

Of course this could be for a number of reasons and one beyond the newspaper’s control is deadline. If the paper was done before the story got out, well, can’t control that. But, there are instances like this when a deadline should be held just a little longer. By not getting this in the paper further proves how out-dated newspapers are becoming, which for obvious reasons makes me sad.

Written by Susan Lulgjuraj

March 22, 2010 at 1:40 pm