Thursday, 7 April 2011

Why this Stuff Matters

The Sydney Morning Herald has an article today about a woman who was pushing her baby daughter along the street when someone drove their car onto the pavement and struck her and her child. The woman remains in hospital and no-one knows whether she will survive. The child - whose name is Eloise - suffered a broken collarbone; she is now back at home. The child's father made an appeal for more information about the accident yesterday. It is such a sad story, but what did the Sydney Morning Herald's copy editors decide to do with it? They decided to make a laughing stock of the man:


  1. If that ambiguity was intentionally 'hilarious' then somebody should be fired.

  2. But it was just lack of sufficient attention, rather than gleeful bad taste, I suspect.