Saturday, July 21, 2012

AKA the News-Sun-ion?

The News-Sun -- Lake County's newspaper of record -- announced it will be scaling back on its popular Voices segment:
A Sun-Times Media photographer has been fired after admitting she used fake names and quotes in Lake County News-Sun "Voices" questions published this year, the company said.
Photographer fired for using fake names, quotes
It is believed the News-Sun's action is part of an effort to cut costs. Their Voices segment is very similar to the American Voices segment published by the Onion:

American Voices
Perhaps one more sign that old media's days are numbered, your LakeCountyEye has learned that the News-Sun's Voices segment was simply unable to compete with the Onion -- America's Finest News Source.

Your LakeCountyEye, in an effort to measure the opinion of the County, took to the streets and talked to some Average Joes and Plain Janes:

Some of those Average Joes and Plain Janes featured in the News-Sun's Voices segment were, like, totally faked.

What do you think?

"The News-Sun ought to be made to revoke their Pulitzers."

"Ditto what that other guy just said."

"Sorry, I get all my news from the Patch."
Parsons Rennagut
Unemployed Skin Diver
Ben Dover
Unemployed Cut Purse
John Hancock
Unemployed County Commissioner

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