Originally Posted by KChiefer
You're singling out one FACTUAL sentence in the entire article and then deeming it a smear job. OK.
Personally, I find that sentence hilarious. Like a maced rapist begging someone to stop kicking them in the balls!
So really the point is in human psychology. Like the age old adage, first impressions are everything. It sets the tone and perception of the reader to start. If you lead the reader off with a negative view they are more likely to interpret the results in a negative light. Often people don't even read entire articles so what you tell them in the beginning may be all they really read.
That's what is really egregious, the bolded, most eye catching part of the article imply's that she's a murderer. Now that may have been a gruesome way to get people to read the article. But it's blatant misrepresentation of the facts of the case to imply she tried to murder the intruder in cold blood. That's what galls me.
"Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a t*rd by the clean end"