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Reason for Accusation of Sensationalism Left Out of Talking Points

Original post made by Mark, Another Pleasanton neighborhood, on May 2, 2008

It's interesting that the reasons for the accusation of sensationalism by the Pleasanton Weekly regarding crime reporting was left out of the Talking Points article by Gina Channell-Allen.

Sensationalism--titling an article about the murder of two Pleasanton residents, "Castlewood in Cold Blood."
Sensationalism--titling a report of a female Pleasanton resident awakened by a night-time break-in by an intruder, "Stranger In The Night." Maybe we can call that offensive instead of sensationalism.
Sensationalism--taking a photo of a murdered child, cutting it down the middle, printing only half the child's face, and where the other half should be printing the title, "Who Killed Tina Faelz?"

Strange that the reasons for the accusation of sensationalism were left out of the article. Or maybe not strange, just self-serving.


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