The Death of the Media

Death of the Media

Really? This is the top news item in the Ozarks? Nice job, however, in making this kid’s humilation complete for a lifetime.

But on the other hand, much more compelling than All Things Considered.

(And somewhere in the distance, I hear Cokie Roberts screaming that both sides do it.)

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9 Responses to The Death of the Media

  1. SkinnyDennis says:

    Sounds like a shit-in is called for in the teachers lounge…


  2. delusion says:

    Don’t remind me of that draft dodger, the motor city madman, THE NUGE.
    Nugent claims that 30 days before his Draft Board Physical, he stopped all forms of personal hygiene.
    The last 10 days he ingested nothing but junk food and Pepsi, and a week before his physical, he stopped
    using the bathroom altogether, virtually living inside his pants caked with excrement and urine.
    That spectacle won Nugent a deferment.


  3. You know, this is awful. Stupid adults making inflexible rules for children to conform to. Dad was right, if you sent your child to school in soiled pants, you’d lose your child. So how does a teacher who makes a little girl soil herself, then does nothing about it for over an hour other than wrapping that child in a trash bag have charge over a whole classroom of children when it’s all over?

    To be fair to the teacher, this inflexible system is totally fucked.

    And I don’t mean to belittle your take that this is a small story in a big, fucked-up world, but I think local stories SHOULD take precedence over global ones. We ALL live locally, and should pay a bit more attention to making our own places more just.

    Ask that little girl if what’s happening on the other side of the world is more important to her than what happened in her pants on that traumatic day.


    • Tengrain says:

      Runt –

      I agree with you that local stories should take precedence, but why broadcast this sort of humiliation at all, let alone as the top news story? Seriously, you know that kid is marked for life in her school district, she will always be known for this, and in the age of the internet, even if she moves, someone will find her because they didn’t try to hide her parents names. That is what I was objecting to.

      There was a kid in my kindergarten who was spotted picking his nose. He was known until high school as Picker-Nose Pete, when his parents finally pulled him out into a private school. This little girl is going to have it much, much worse.




  4. knowdoubt says:

    Guy on the same road as I live on, nobody seems to remember his real name, but it might as well be “Poopy” because that is the only name people who grew up here remember him by.


  5. Bruce388 says:

    Sara Forhetz, the reporter on the scene, must be so proud. This has Pulitzer, or something, written all over it.


  6. Dimitrios says:

    Their intro claimed “KY3 is Number One in the Ozarks,” but it sounded to me more like Number Two.

    Still I agree with Tengrain. If the girl had done something cool like shot the teacher or burnt down the school, all the kids would learn who she was when her parents went on television trying to keep her from being tried as an adult. Now, the girl’s only options are to change her name and her school, or to start practicing for a career in a specialized area of pornography.


  7. MDavis says:

    Standardized testing strikes again. Who is making money off those things, again?


  8. Standardized testing strikes again. Who is making money off those things, again?




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