When I saw this, my first thought was that the AP had brought back Karl Rove fan Ron Fournier:
BREAKING: Suburban Detroit homeowner convicted of second-degree murder in porch shooting.
— The Associated Press (@AP) August 7, 2014
The “suburban” was a nice touch (*WINK* *WINK*).
Another way of looking at it was a distressed young drunk woman who had just been in a car accident was knocking on someone’s door at 4 am, and rather than keep the door locked and call 911, the owner instead opted to open the door and blasted her brains all over “suburban” Detroit with a shotgun. Fortunately the jury took this more seriously than the AP.
Twitter has exploded with the hashtag #APHeadlines:
#APHeadlines Black youth charged with stealing police bullets: Found hidden in torso
— J. M. Braun (@braun_jm) August 7, 2014
— W.E.B DemBois (@Phil_Cosby_) August 7, 2014
— DJ QUEEN (@THEDJQUEEN) August 7, 2014
Our media finds new and interesting ways to fail us every single day.