The news annoys me sometimes

When I woke up this morning I learned that at least 6 people this morning died when a bus carrying a college team went over an overpass.

Only two news websites actually included the name of the school in the story headline.  I checked CNN, MSNBC, ESPN, FOXNews, ABC, and CBS (images below).  Only ABC and FOXNews did the right thing by including the school’s name in the headline.  And yes, you just read that correctly, I gave FOXNews a compliment, and in this case it is well derserved.

I can’t imagine being a parent of an college baseball student athlete playing for any college in Ohio, reading the headline, and being left wondering if my child was involved.  The news owes adding the college name in those headlines to the parents, not to metnion all the loved-ones involved. 

This reminds me of a local news station reporting during a commercial break that a popular radio DJ has just died in a car crash.  Their exact words, “A popular radio personality has died in a freakish car accident,  tune in at 5 for compete coverage.”  I can’t tell you how many people were left freaking out wondering if a part of their daily life has tragically died.


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