At times the media can twist headlines for their own gain. We do it at times in sports. Costa may say before we go to break something like “The Chargers have signed a new quarterback. Does this mean Philip Rivers is on his way out?” Now it turns out Mike Hermann is a DIII QB that may not make the roster but it’s a good tease to get people to stick around.
However I take issue with it when the media uses it in a fashion that could stir a panic. There was a surfer that passed away early this morning. His body was found with bite marks consistent of a shark. The coroner has said those marks most likely have come after death. If you read deeper into the story it becomes more and more likely since the surfer removed his wetsuit.
Yet the news, who has all of this information, is still teasing “Shark attack.” That is a very misleading tease. And one that has the potential to cause panic. Specifically to someone like myself who spends a lot of time in the ocean. Memo to local news: more steak and less of the sizzle. Allow accurate reporting to drive your ratings, not misleading teases.
Talk to you at 3.