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March 21, 2007

And we care about this why again?

Shame on you ABQjournal for making a non-story, a less than b list celeb story, into top of web page linkatude....for several days in a row now.

ABQjournal reporter Leslie Linthicum reports today on the latest in the story regarding Don Imus, called by the ABQjournal "a sometime New Mexican", and his on air remarks pertaining to Bill Richardson.

Is Imus even relevant anymore? His radio numbers would suggest the answer is a big fat round NO.

Imus has his knickers in a knot because he thought Richardson was stalling on granting financing to turn the old Ribera (pop. 2,326...no I didn't leave a digit off) school house to a community center. What? Where?

C'mon!?! You think the oh I don't know, GOVERNOR of a whole state, with Legislature in session, *might* maybe have some OTHER more pressing items to deal with?!?!?

Imus is a media whore. He's riding on Bill Richardson's coattails. And the ABQjournal bought into it posting no less than two blog entries about it then writing a full article.

Who. Cares.

I realize that this playing out on the national scene seems enticing. A shiny object to glom onto. Unfortunately, the ABQjournal is keeping our fair state firmly wallowing in podunkery if they think *anyone* who has an opinion that matters gives a rip about ANY opinion Imus has to offer. The once popular and influential radioman has sunk to near anonymity. C'mon! Let's pay attention to things that give momentum to the growing recognition of our state! Leave the celebrity rabble behind and make our great state a nationally recognized great state!

I yearn for the day when New Mexico Magazine can cancel their long running section "One of our Fifty is Missing" because not just the US but the world knows who and what New Mexico is about.

Then again....maybe it's better for all of us...the natives, to have no one know. Let's let it be our little secret. An even better reason to ignore that waste of radio waves....

My head hurts...I need a margarita.....

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