TCU360, the online publication Texas Christian University, published an interesting story in today’s edition, seeing as how it comes in the midst of a highly overblown drug bust.
“Study Says Alcohol No. 1 Substance For Abuse” by reporter Kaileigh Kurtain (cool byline!) describes how college students prefer booze. And since most of them are under 21, that would mean — gasp! — illegal consumption of alcohol is rampant on campus.
I doubt we’ll hear much about that. Why? Because college kids drinking beer isn’t all that newsworthy. Busting smalltime pot dealers selling quarter ounces of weed here and there isn’t all that newsworthy either, even if a few were football players.
Fort Worth Star-Telegram‘s breathless coverage makes you think Tony Montana and his goon squad were walking around campus with machine guns saying, “Make way for the bad guy.” The newspaper has literally printed about 20 stories from every conceivable angle this week about college kids smoking weed.