More classy journalism in the form of headline writing. Fox40 brings us this story about a Sacramento Council Member apologizing for calling citizen an a**hole.
It was during a heated debate September 6th, when the City Council was discussing Oak Park redistricting, that Pannell lost her cool. She told the angry crowd that she would be on the ballot in 2012. “I’ll be there,” replied Margo Rose-Brunson from the crowd. “I’ll be there,” Pannell repeated. And then she turns away from her mic, and perhaps believing it to be off she says, clearly but under her breath, “A**hole.”
“And perhaps believing it to be off…” Awesome. I mean, who knows, right?
I get that you want to tell the story, but perhaps the headline could have read “Sacramento Council Member Apologizes for Calling Citizen a Bad Name.” Or, “…Apologizes for Using Foul Language.”
And, yes, I am officially a curmudgeon.
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It wasn’t just Fox. News10, KCRA, & The Bee all had headlines that were almost identical. Personally, I’m against putting “filler symbols” in news stories. My god, we’re all adults here. Just use the real word or omit it. It’s like the people who speak at normal volume and then whisper a bad word in the middle of a sentence. Or people that use air quotes.
middle of a sentence. Or people who use air mmmm