A 7-year-girl stands staring at a 27-car pile-up in which her dearest pet, a golden retriever, was thrown from the car onto hard pavement. The pup is in the road unmoving and ignored. A TV reporter — desperate for a Pulitzer — asks the child, “How do you feel now that your dog has died?”
The thoughtless question to the little girl is irrelevant to the story about the 27-car pile-up.
The reporter herself is irrelevant to the little girl. . . .
Unless the little girl caused pile up and killed puppy, her feelings (besides being obvious) just aren’t relevant.
Maybe that works on TV, but not the Internet. That reporter would have Google Page Rank Zero. Who’d do a Google search for a story on how that little girl felt? [Read more…]