Over at his blog Enclave, S-Town Mike a/k/a Mike Byrd has written the kind of media criticism column that Henry Walker used to write here at the Scene.
In this post, Byrd takes the Tennessean to task for its bland coverage of Tuesday night's Metro Council vote on the fate of the Fairgrounds. He walks through how the vote was controversial and anything but a regular day at City Hall, as the Gannett picture painted, and how the City Paper coverage had a better eye for the drama that unfolded. (In the interest of disclosure, the City Paper is a sister publication to the Scene.)
I admit I haven't been following the Fairgrounds politics too closely, and I'm certainly not a media junkie who pays attention to Nashville news providers' turf wars. But Mike's piece whets my appetite for more information about the Fairgrounds. Even without Henry Walker every Thursday, and even with all the media turmoil these days, we still have inquisitive citizens demanding information and not just fluff coverage.
News is dead? Bah, humbug.