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Thursday, December 27, 2007

Don’t Judge A Sitt By Its Column?

posted by on December 27 at 9:56 AM


The Stranger’s morbid appreciation of the Seattle Times “Girl About Town” Pamela Sitt is well-documented.

So imagine my surprise when I read this news report, which features exactly none of the labored whimsy and tortured prose that’s distinguished Sitt’s column since its inception.

Let this be a lesson to us all.

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So what have we learned? Pamela Sitt is a perfectly adequate reporter, even if you couldn't pay me to read her column.

Posted by Greg | December 27, 2007 10:32 AM

Not a single exclafuckingmation point.

Posted by heywhatsit | December 27, 2007 10:33 AM

But don't overlook that lovely "had gotten" in the lead. Ugh.

Posted by als | December 27, 2007 10:46 AM

Where was Tom Skerritt?

Posted by anna | December 27, 2007 10:53 AM

It's a basic local crime story, and it works for me.

Is this what you do all day? Read the real papers, looking for something, anything to complain about?

Posted by Our little paper is cooler than yours | December 27, 2007 11:38 AM

5: It works for me too. All complaining has come from commenters.

Posted by David Schmader | December 27, 2007 12:06 PM

Sitt is an alumnus of Northwestern's Medill School of Journalism -- students there learn that kind of standard crime reporting in their sleep.

Posted by ejsteeler | December 27, 2007 1:43 PM

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