Thursday, May 11, 2006

Let's Play "Washington Post: In What Section Do We Find It?" Guess the section where these articles appeared:

  1. New Chorus Lines
    As Old-Time Chatter Disappears, Centennial Creates Its Own
    By Jeff Ermann
    Special to The Washington PostThursday, May 11, 2006; Should anyone need proof the days of "Sah-wing battah!" died with the Betamax, here is Seh, a junior utility (boys high school baseball) player, leading his teammates through a rousing chorus of "Peanut Butter Jelly Time" -- a catchy little ditty that has become an Internet phenomenon featuring a singing, dancing, hip-hop inflected banana
  2. McLean Girls Reach Title Game -- and SpotlightS. Mitra Kalita; The Washington Post; Aug 19, 2004; The members of the (girls) All-Star team advanced to the finals of the Little League Softball World Series in Portland, Ore., to take on their 11- and 12-year-old counterparts from Waco, Tex.

If you guessed the Style section for the singing banana feature, you would be WRONG! This in the exalted opinion of the Washington Post editors is SPORTS!!! Now, if you guessed the Sports section for the story about the McLean softball team finishing second in the World Series, you would be WRONG AGAIN! This is NOT Sports; this is a METRO story. Other features about this team's competition appeared earlier in STYLE, so I guess that's an improvement of sorts. Once again, the Washington Post applies its old and tired standard: If it has to do with boys or men, it's Sports; if it has to do with girls or women, more often than not, it gets stuck in Style or Metro. Shame on you, Washington Post!



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