OK, I’m working kind of hard today. I’m trying to get the 5th District Select A Candidate done by the end of the day, my colleague who also works in online news is out today, I’ve got the Current casts to do, the Campaign 2006 site is always in need of updating, and there’s a bunch of little piddly news stuff to do on the site.
But when Michael Popham, one of the unsung heroes in our listener services department, calls, I drop what I’m doing because, well, we’re public radio. Or ain’t you heard?
Michael says someone just called up to complain about this picture we slapped together last night to go on the Midday page. See if you can find the complaint.
While we’re waiting for you to find that, here’s some background on our photographic genius at MPR.
We’re a radio station.
We’re not that great in the old photography department. We pretty much specialize in pictures of people standing — sometimes sitting — in front of microphones. Perhaps you’ve noticed. A newspaper photographer once told one of our reporters, “your pictures look like reporters take them under duress.” That one still gets me.
Our Midday assistant producer — Midday, being a radio show — threw this thing together last night… late… way past when we would have expected him to go home. OK, so I’ve burst the bubble. There’s nobody here like “Animal,” in the old Lou Grant series.
OK, I think we’re ready now, here’s the complaint.
Wetterling wasn’t looking up. Binkowski and Bachmann were.
And now… if you please… I’m going back to my Dilbertian cubicle and do some work.