Editorial in The Record, May 17, 2012
Cliches become cliches because they’re usually true.
For instance, the adage that “a picture is worth a thousand words” is more often true than not, especially if the writing is bad. It is certainly accurate in the case of the photograph taken by Record Assistant Editor Marnie McAllister and published on the front page of last week’s edition of the paper.
It showed Ed Wnorowski, executive director of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, staring somewhat forlornly at the almost empty shelves of the charity’s food bank.
The previous week, the St. Vincent de Paul Society took to social media – Facebook and Twitter – to announce that it was facing an “urgent need” for food supplies. The charity, McAllister reported, announced that its food bank shelves were “looking bare” and were almost completely devoid of vegetables.