Is this really news worthy?

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by Sagegrad, Oct 7, 2009.

  1. Sagegrad

    Sagegrad New Member

  2. DammitJanet

    DammitJanet Well-Known Member Staff Member

    That does seem to be a bit of a fluff story. I think we have more important things to cover. I guess the parents can put it in his baby book as the first time (maybe?) that he got in the newspaper...lol.
     
  3. tiredmommy

    tiredmommy Site Moderator

    Being devil's advocate here.... if we expect the news to report and alert us when teachers/administrators step out of bounds with students shouldn't it be reasonable to expect that it would be reported when a student's actions harm a teacher? The student's name wasn't released so his identity is protected and (a big plus to me) is that the student was taken to the hospital for a psychiatric evaluation rather than the incident being treated as a behavior issue only.
     
  4. Star*

    Star* call 911........call 911

    That story bites.
     
  5. witzend

    witzend Well-Known Member

    I don't actually consider anythng that is covered by Fox "News" to be "news" in the generally accepted use of the word. Propaganda is the better descriptor of what they report.
     
  6. KTMom91

    KTMom91 Well-Known Member

    I'd like to know how old the child is. And what led up to the incident. If we're talking kindergarten/first grade, it's more realistic (and less newsworthy) than if he/she is in fifth/sixth grade.

    From the information printed, it's a big so what.
     
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