Answering to a Higher Authority

October 1, 2003

New York Daily News – Home – He dies before court date in St. Pat’s s*xcapade

“A man who was expected to plead guilty yesterday to having s*x in St. Patrick’s Cathedral will have to answer to a higher authority.”

What an opening line for a news story. A man DIED. What he did prior to it doesn’t give anyone the excuse of mocking him and God.

It’s funny, but it is rude and uncalled for. Unfortunately, this ‘journalist’ reflects the media in general in that she can’t tell entertainment and commentary from reporting.

The disappointing bit is that the opening sentence can be dropped from the story and the rest of the story is well written and appears to be accurately reported.

[This post has been edited so that it doesn’t trigger the filter at my friend’s work]


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