Monday, June 25, 2007

The up and down sides to Web-based news

The Washington Post has a big Cheney reader on their Web site today.

Big whoop. What really freaked me out was they put the accompanying double-audio-slideshow-multimedia extravaganza online last night.

So when I checked washingtonpost.com, there was a huge slideshow in the lede art spot that read "The Life and Career of Dick Cheney" and another one linked below it titled "Cheney's vice presidency."

It looked like the man had died. Seriously. I couldn't find an accompanying story. I thought he'd keeled over and they scrambled to get something together.

Eventually I calmed down and assumed they just put it up to accompany an article tomorrow, but jeeze, Post, watch it.

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