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The front page of today’s inaugural issue of TPStreet fits right into the “tabloid” genre:

The inaugural issue of TPStreet

The inaugural issue of TPStreet

If this issue is any indication of what we can expect in the days and weeks ahead, we’ll see sensational headlines and photos on the front page, lots of syndicated content, sports box scores, and very little in the way of fresh local news originated by NOLA Media Group reporters.

As a product that will look right at home on the news rack next to the National Enquirer, TPStreet sets a new low for locally produced print journalism.

A comment posted online by “chattanola” in response to editor Jim Amoss’ announcement of today’s debut nets it out:

“Look on anyone’s grocery list and you’ll see that ‘TP’ stands for toilet paper.”