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The Decline of Media (Cont.): Local TV Station Won’t Fund $7.99 Vuvuzela Purchase?

I found the following posted on Craigslist last night:

WANTED: VUVUZELA!


Date: 2010-06-15, 10:04PM EDT
Reply to: sale-za83e-1794222853@craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]


Hello! I'm a reporter at a local TV station and would love to buy (or preferably borrow) a vuvuzela for a prop. Need it quickly!!! Thanks!

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PostingID: 1794222853

I mean, I knew that expensing a three-martini lunch was a thing of the past in the news business. But, "borrow" a vuvuzela? The things cost less than a cab ride! As of 11 p.m., the reporter told me via email, the desired World Cup prop had not yet been procured.

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