Tuesday, September 09, 2008

I'm No Journalism Expert, But . . .

The online Enquirer notes the arrest of 30 individuals accused of drug trafficking. This is the lede:

The Cincinnati Police Department is working hard to get trash off the street corners, especially when it’s the kind that sells drugs.

Really? This is considered acceptable news reporting--referring to people as "trash"? I'd understand this in an editorial or column, but a "news" article? And about people who aren't even indicted yet?

Judging from the grammatical errors in the body of the article, it appears the Enquirer had the second string editorial staff review this one. One more reason to miss the Post.

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