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Thursday, October 4, 2012

A way with words

Whoever's running the website at KATU (channel 2) has got a great thing going. One of their stock moves in translating a television story to the web is to use a quotation by one of the subjects of the story as the headline of the web post. For those of us who are tracking the stories on a feed that supplies only the headlines, these quotes are irresistible. Here's one that we couldn't help but click on, and there's one like that over there seemingly every day.

As for the subject of the story, it's an unspeakable tragedy. Nothing anybody could say could come close to what the family is feeling. And so the headline writer let the family speak for itself. Nice job.

Comments (3)

It was a stupid accident that shouldn't have happened, and I have nothing but sympathy for her family. I wish there was more I could do to assuage their pain.

No kidding. It's beyond the worst nightmare.

I don't think it was an accident, and the investigations to date haven't altered my view. I think it was negligence. The driver didn't even have a CDL. You think he bothered to check the rig for safety? Not likely.

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