Monday, October 29, 2007

Daily Herald Reprints WSJ Article with Editorial comments



We at Humphrey House were recently contacted by Chicagoland's surburban newspaper, The Daily Herald, as they wanted to photograph us for a reprint of the WSJ article "The Three Martini Revolution." Due to the negative slant this article took, we at first declined the request, but subsequently decided that it would be acceptable as long as they wouldn't mind clearing up some of the misconceptions.

So they did, and we are very grateful to the staff for allowing us to correct the misconceptions. The article came out yesterday (Sunday 10/29) in the Daily Herald's Home section. The online article has some of the editorial additions but doesn't have the photo they took of us.

Perhaps most exciting from this secondary episode was that the experience gave us a chance to feel better about the media and journalists. The reporter we worked with, Deborah Donovan, was very sympathetic and helpful. Thanks Debbie!

Sidenote: There has been quite a lively discussion (with some great Halloween costumes) over on houseblogs.net about the whole Drink and Demolish debacle.
PS. More recently, the Today Show also allowed us to set the record straight!

8 comments:

Aaron said...

Wow, good for you guys!

jay said...

Thanks Aaron. It was nice to give a response to the evil slant of the original article, and not make it look like we should have been the recipients of a Darwin award for getting wasted and then handing out sledgehammers!

Jen said...

Down with wide angle lenses, at least for photos with people! :)

jay said...

Boo! Down with the Fisheye!

jen said...

the camera adds forty pounds, right?

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