Monday, September 24, 2012

And this passes for main-stream reporting?

 In a story updating a tragic accident we find this:

According to a release from the department, Gary A. Garafola, of 3 Ripple Road, was struck and killed while walking his dog just after 5 p.m.

Two “paragraphs” down (actually, after a run-on sentence pretending to be a paragraph) we find this:

Calls to a number listed for Garafola went unanswered Sunday afternoon.

NO SHIT!  He’s kind of busy being dead right at the moment!  You might want to try back after the resurrection.

I mean no disrespect to the deceased’s family and friends in their time of grief.  But I do find this reporter calling his house to be – I’m at a loss for words!  Feel free to insert your own adjective in the comments… <takes a deep breath> – to be beyond insensitive to the point of vulgarity.

EDIT: I have no idea where these empty videos are comming from.  They only seem to show up when I'm using Internet Exploder on other than my usual computer.

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