The week of the election, we were treated to two fawning multi-paged sections devoted to the election of Barack Obama, with the one on Saturday the 8th having an image of him that spanned 3/4ths of the page. Yesterday, the hot story on page 1 was a glowing piece on Michelle Obama and how she had become an inspiration for black women across America. It was a nice piece, but why was it on the front page? For that matter, wouldn’t a better place for it been Parade magazine?
More people read newspapers on the weekend than any other days of the week. Are these kinds of front page feel good pieces” what we’ll have to look forward to from the Charlotte Observer every weekend for the next four years of the Obama adminstration?