Greenwich Gossip

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

The Yellowwich Time's Sins of Omission and Commission

Really, someone should just shoot the local rag, aka Yellowwich Time, and put it out of its pathetic misery. Day after day it doles out double heaping handfuls of misinformation, execrable writing, and slanted or incomplete stories. Not to mention its policy of blithely censoring things it finds objectionable. It's right up there with the Soviet-era Pravda as a top contender for the worst newspaper in publishing history.

Let's take today's issue as an example. The lead story about last night's RTM meeting calls it "an uncharacteristically expedient...session," lasting some 90 minutes. Oh, really? Can expediency be measured in minutes? Who'd'a thunk it? Do you think someone might have been trying to write "expeditious" but forgot how to spell it?

Or take the story about Ruth Madoff moving to Old Greenwich. This is stale news, having been reported by Chris Fountain in his lively blog, "For What It's Worth," well over a month ago. You can find him at Only when the New York Daily News picked up the story did our local rag sit up and take notice of it.

And for heaven's sake, don't bother to turn to the comics page if you're a follower of Gary Trudeau's Doonesbury cartoons. You will only find recycled pap, brought to you by your pusillanimous editors of Yellowwich Time. For the real thing, you'll have to go visit the web site,

It's a disgrace that we here in Greenwich don't have a decent daily newspaper. But apparently not enough people in Town care to speak out or do anything about it. And if that's the case, well, then, it would seem we get the rag we deserve. And with no one to blame but ourselves.