Editor Scott Hollifield of The McDowell News (Marion, N.C.) left out the comics in a small town newspaper.
And if I do accidentally leave the comics out of the newspaper, I should not go to work the next day. And if I do go to work the next day, I should not answer the phone. And if I answer the phone, I should be prepared for plenty of questions about whether or not I am qualified to be a small-town newspaper editor, whether or not I resemble the south end of a northbound mule and whether or not my parents were first cousins.
Your newspaper, the one you hold in your hands right now, provided you are not reading this on the Internet for free and shortening my already regrettable career, may be an error-free work of journalistic exquisiteness that would make a Pulitzer Prize committee member wet his pants due to its sheer magnificence, a work of contemporary art produced by dozens or even hundreds of highly intelligent individuals who graduated at the top of their classes with Latin accolades from prestigious J-schools.
But I doubt it.
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