PittGirl takes a lunch break to tell you that the local media sucks.
Obviously you heard the awful news about the construction worker that was killed downtown when he stuck his head in an elevator shaft and was hit by the elevator.
You’ve probably been hearing all the reports that he was decapitated by the elevator.
I know that it may seem like a small matter whether a person dies from their head being hit by an elevator or their head being removed by an elevator, but if you’ve got a 44-year-old relative that works in the building and you’re watching the news, you’re thinking your loved one’s head got chopped off completely. Not pleasant.
Decapitation is the stuff of horror and war and it is a word that causes uncomfortable feelings. Running a story that someone was accidentally decapitated before being sure it is true is sensational journalism.
The news media really needs to chill on their obsession with being the first to report a story, and focus a bit more on reporting an accurate story, especially when lives are lost.
Stupid local media. You might not be able to hear it, but if you lean really close to your monitor, you’ll hear me hissing vehemently at them all.