Can we take a “Pulaski Skyway Detour” of “coverage?”

Below is another timely message from Louise & Jerry’s on Washington Street – this time indicating that their dive bar is indeed a “Pulaski Skyway Detour.”

But that got me thinking. Did any of you see the overwhelming and skull-crushing “coverage” of the Pulaski Skyway closure? It bordered on absolute insanity.

Some fledgling “news” outlets wrote dozens, if not hundreds of pieces on what amounted to a simple (temporary) closure of a road. They even “live blogged” about it. Who in their right mind sat on the edge of their seats waiting for the next exciting and compelling “update” about a friggin road? No one, I bet.

What it has essentially boiled down to is that the “news” is nothing but entertainment and something to do with the time you waste at work or at home. These people aren’t “reporting” anything for good reason other than they feel like it’s a “trending topic” that will get them pageviews. That said, that’s what all websites want – but not under the guise of an “official news outlet.” That is why “news” really isn’t “news” the way it used to be. At least here we exercise our constitutional right to write whatever we want. Sort of in the “all of the above” category. Depends on how we feel that day.

The Pulaski Skyway closure – with the exception of editorial or humorous pieces like the photo below – should have been written about once, maybe twice. People don’t need to have “minute by minute” updates about something so mundane.

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