Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Thanks, Fox News! ...Not.

Here is what I wake to in my newsthingie today:

  1. Are Libraries Necessary, or a Waste of Tax Money?
    By Anna Davlantes, FOX Chicago News
  2. Libraries: Luxury Or Lifeline?
  3. Cities and towns toy with removing libraries to save money
    FOX 25 / MyFoxBoston.com
Did all the "reporters" at Fox News just all text each other and say, Hey, let's write some crap about libraries today. Really? Like what? I don't know; just Google 'library' and we'll write about that.

Fox Boston says, "We took to Twitter and Facebook to get your opinion." Yeah, thanks, Fox. Nothing like a 140-character tweet to fulfill your research requirements.

Here is a recent twitter looky for "libraries":
@jimbrayfan: Well we we need 16 million.. sooo I'm thinking layoffs. But if Libraries are open 5 days, who the hell will be left to staff them?
@MLA_gov: BBC Today programme: Modern libraries not just about books. http://bit.ly/djZuV1

There's all your research, Fox. Libraries are broke are are learning to deal with no money while providing access and support for the latest gadgets.

There. I have just done your job for you. You're not welcome.