Welcome to this week’s posting of The Door (of Shame, Blame and Brilliance), which is brought to you live from our own newsroom door here at the Siuslaw News each Tuesday morning. We’d bring it to you Mondays except that Joe, or delivery guy, stinks up the bathroom, which is located on the other side of The Door, making the newsroom uninhabitable for most of Monday mornings. So we’ll stick with Tuesdays until Joe either retires or changes his diet.
For those of you just tuning in, it’s about TIME you got here! This is when we highlight some of the most shameful or brilliant newspaper headlines journalists here have been clipping and taping to the newsroom door since the early 1970s, back when laptops were solely for the purpose of giving wives or girlfriends a place to sit. Before we begin, we will repeat the mission statement of The Door:
“To serve as a beacon, drawing us into the jagged rocks of journalism”
Again, no one has actually ever said this, but we journalists know that adding quote marks makes it truth.
That said, today’s post on The Door comes from Siuslaw News… That’s right, we mess up too. This add ran in 2009, promoting homes in a new development here in Florence which, as some of you may know, is located on the central coast of Oregon. Not near the coast, but ON the coast. This could explain why movement on this property was slow, and why anyone who followed the directions are probably unaccounted for…