Wednesday, July 11, 2007

The Importance of Being Scripted

I heard on the radio a few years ago about a professional football player who had died on the practice field from heat stroke. The reporter interviewed the player's widow. She was understandably upset. Unfortunately, the desire for "from the source" sensationalism ended up with the bereaved woman's words played directly on the radio. She said that she was upset that the coaching staff of that team had not called 911, but had instead called "an ambulatory service that took a various amount of time to get there."

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