Sunday, November 11, 2007

Analyzing Zephyrus articles Cont. (cont)

Page four-sidebar article-Zephyrant

On the left-hand side of page four of the feature articles section of Zephyrus, there is a "Zephyrant" (a regular rant, but its in Zephyrus) complaining about how Zephyrus was apparently shunned when it went to a presentation of star Jerry Seinfeld's new "Bee Movie". This rant struck me as extremely poor taste. The author, who shall remain unamed complained of Jerry's "cold demeanor." Frankly, the fact that a school newspaper would be invited to a screening at all doesn't seem cold to me. The author also complains that Jerry paid little attention to Zephyrus once it was there, instead answering questions from papers like the Star Tribune. To that I say-why wouldn't he? Star Tribune is a much more reputable news source than any school newspaper. Of course he will place that higher on his list of priorities. The real insult, however, comes near the end, where the author admits that Zephyrus got an interview with Jerry that "entailed a formal handshake, a few sad attempts at jokes on Jerry's part, and a forced picture." It should be noted that said picture is right under the "Zephyrant headline." Now, here is a rich man with a schedule, and probably a lot on his mind...after all, he's working on a movie! The fact that an important celebrity would even GIVE a school newspaper an interview, forced or not, and a picture is more than I would have hoped for if I had been there. Frankly, I would have been happy just to have been invited, and to have seen Jerry at all. The author includes a sentence near the end stating "now when I come across Seinfeld on T.V. I pass right by it". Good riddance. The whole article stinks of someone who is upset that Jerry didn't ride in on a white horse and carry the author off into the sunset.

1 comment:

Mr. Hatten said...

Nicely done Michael. Good analysis. You demonstrate strong knowledge of the concepts we have learned in class.