Friday, April 2, 2021

Erasing the Driver in the Latest Attack at US Capitol

It is a sign of how messed up is our autoism that even in what appears to be a clear attack at the US Capitol, the early news stories erase the driver.

Front page of the SJ website just before noon

Four paragraphs down, they mention a driver

The SJ isn't alone.  AP, NPR, Bloomberg all erase the driver, but CBS gets it right.

via Twitter

For many previous posts on the habit in police and news reporting to erase the driver see here

Addendum, Saturday

Here are three headlines from Saturday's newspapers.

A mixture of descriptions

The SJ/USA Today version splits the difference, using "car strikes" in the dek, but "a man rammed" in the article. The NY Times clearly says "driver rams car."

1 comment:

Salem Breakfast on Bikes said...

Added some newspaper clips from the print versions.