The cover of the Statesman shocked me Nov. 14. An article about BSU football was the main story, the attacks in Paris was on Page 6. To me, terrorists killing over 150 people in six synchronized attacks is unequivocally front page, headline news.
Having lived in Boise over 20 years, I’ve become a BSU fan, too. Most of us are. But it seems the Statesman has developed tunnel vision where BSU football is concerned. As a daily subscriber, I feel the paper is overwhelmed by BSU football coverage. It borders on obsession. It eclipses very important news stories, and outshines any other college sports reporting.
Don’t get me wrong — there is a lot I enjoy about the Idaho Statesman, especially the community reporting and local stories. Anna Webb’s articles are always thoughtful, Dana Oland’s Art Beat is a favorite, Deeds often entertains, and I think the tragedy in Adams County has been well covered by Cynthia Sewell, Katy Moeller and Rocky Barber.
I’m aware many readers want all of the details about BSU football. But I don’t think important international or community stories should be pushed aside because of football news. There is an entire sports section for a reason.
Stephanie Inman-Tsourmas, Boise