Crass headlines

I am sorry that LaDainian Tomlinson’s father was tragically and unexpectedly killed when his truck flipped over on a Texas highway last Friday afternoon. With that said, why would ESPN run the following headline – “Tomlinson says he’s ‘devastated’ by father’s death”? Of course he is devastated, as most of us would be at the news of a parent’s unexpected death. Why not just report the news with a simple headline such as “LaDainian Tomlinson’s father killed in traffic accident” and then use the “devastated” quote within the story? Maybe I am becoming a prude in my old age, but I am getting sick and tired of shock/sensational journalism.


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