Actual conversation at the neighborhood coffeehouse
- A: Where is the Domain?
- B: It's a shopping center.
- A: I don't give a shit. Where is it?
‘Yellow journalism’ is defined as ‘a type of journalism that presents little or no legitimate well-researched news and instead uses eye-catching headlines to sell more newspapers.’ So, after happening across the Trayvon — not Treyvon, as you misspelled it in your abhorrent cartoon — Martin commentary you printed today, I was floored not only by the blatant racism but by your incorrect application of the term ‘yellow journalism.’ My advice to you amateurs — since clearly you haven’t been keeping up with the play-by-play on the Martin/Zimmerman case — is to read. And then when you finish reading, start reading more. Why? Because that’s what real, objective journalists with enough talent to at least mask their bigotry do. They read first, think second and write last. — William Igbokwe, Communication senior at the University of Texas at Austin, quoted by Jason Cohen, “Furor Over The Daily Texan’s Trayvon Martin Editorial Cartoon”