What's new
US Message Board 🦅 Political Discussion Forum

Register a free account today to become a member! Once signed in, you'll be able to participate on this site by adding your own topics and posts, as well as connect with other members through your own private inbox!

What's wrong with this headline?

chanel

Silver Member
Joined
Jun 8, 2009
Messages
12,098
Reaction score
3,198
Points
98
Location
People's Republic of NJ
15-year-old gets two to six years for 7-cent robbery

A 15-year-old Syracuse boy will spend the next two to six years in juvenile detention and the rest of his life as a felon as a result of his sentencing today for a robbery that netted him and an accomplice seven cents.

According to prosecutors, Stewart and Ninham ran up behind the victim Dec. 22 and knocked him to the ground. Ninham kicked the victim and Stewart punched him in the face, breaking his glasses, before the victim handed over the seven cents in his pocket, prosecutors said. The two teens had handguns, which Stewart later said were BB guns, prosecutors said.

...Walsh said he might have ruled differently if Stewart had pleaded guilty, as did his accomplice

Syracuse 15-year-old gets two to six years for 7-cent robbery | syracuse.com

Do they have no scruples?
 
Joined
Oct 8, 2009
Messages
50,337
Reaction score
10,057
Points
0
Never trust a headline. Headlines are designed to grab a reader's attention, not to accurately reflect the detail of the story.
 
OP
C

chanel

Silver Member
Joined
Jun 8, 2009
Messages
12,098
Reaction score
3,198
Points
98
Location
People's Republic of NJ
Whenever I see something like that, I always suspect there's a lot more to the story. Drudge plays with headlines, as does other internet news sites and tabloids. But I don't expect newspaper reporters to. I remember one a while back that said "14 year old arrested for texting in class". It was from the Smoking Gun. Turns out, as I suspected, she attacked the teacher and refused to leave. That's what she was arrested for. These editors need to go back to journalism school.
 
Joined
Oct 8, 2009
Messages
50,337
Reaction score
10,057
Points
0
Whenever I see something like that, I always suspect there's a lot more to the story. Drudge plays with headlines, as does other internet news sites and tabloids. But I don't expect newspaper reporters to. I remember one a while back that said "14 year old arrested for texting in class". It was from the Smoking Gun. Turns out, as I suspected, she attacked the teacher and refused to leave. That's what she was arrested for. These editors need to go back to journalism school.

It's not normally a reporter that writes the headline. Often, the reporter will file the story with a different headline and an editor will re-write it - usually to make it more 'emotional'. Whether it accurately reflects the information or not is of no consequence. It is one of the things that pisses me off about 'news'.
 
OP
C

chanel

Silver Member
Joined
Jun 8, 2009
Messages
12,098
Reaction score
3,198
Points
98
Location
People's Republic of NJ
I'm with you dianna. They could have still sensationalized the headline with "15 year old beats the crap out of stranger for 7 cents", but that might elicit sympathy for the victim - not the punk. Errr!
 

mudwhistle

Diamond Member
Gold Supporting Member
Joined
Jul 21, 2009
Messages
108,662
Reaction score
39,143
Points
2,290
Location
Headmaster's Office, Hogwarts
He committed a violent act. He's well on his way to being a repeat offender.

Couple of years he'll be someone's bitch.
 
OP
C

chanel

Silver Member
Joined
Jun 8, 2009
Messages
12,098
Reaction score
3,198
Points
98
Location
People's Republic of NJ
Yep. And the judge noted that he showed no remorse. I know kids like that. Future sociopaths.
 

USMB Server Goals

Total amount
$120.00
Goal
$350.00

Most reactions - Past 7 days

Forum List

Top