Thursday, May 29, 2014
Silliest recent post about game shows
The Huffington Post, gleefully scrambled by its detractors into the Puffington Host, has taken note of Julia Collins' run on Jeopardy. Only the site insists that Julia isn't getting her fair share of attention.
It's quite possible that the HuffPo scribe hasn't heard of Google News. But anybody who types "Julia Collins" into that little box at Google gets back a scad of links. They tell us everything we could possibly want to know about Jeopardy's smiling assassin. We even learn about her eighth-grade yearbook, for crying out loud.
As you might expect from the prevailing winds (of hot air) at HuffPo, the site tries to pin the supposed lack of coverage, which doesn't exist in the first place, on gender. That would be the "war on women" meme, for those who have been living under a rock. But that seems a stretch even for HuffPo. So they blather on about how Julia isn't as irritating as Arthur Chu, which apparently is unfair somehow.
Anyway, Julia won again tonight to tie David Madden for second place on the list of longest winning streaks. Back in 2005, did the then-new HuffPo complain that David wasn't getting enough coverage? I doubt it.