NPT Media: El Paso Times’ ‘black men’ headline
Here’s the headline and blurb as it appeared on the Times’ Web site yesterday:
Former Andress guard who claimed to be tied up by two black men allegedly fabricated the story
06/03/2009 03:45 PM MDT – EL PASO — A former Andress High School security guard who said she was tied up by two black men in a school restroom has been arrested on suspicion of filing a false police report.
Here’s the question: What relevance is it that her claim involved “black men”? Maybe if the story was about false claims of crime involving black men, it would relevant. But the story has shifted now from warranting a description of the suspects to the allegation that the claim was false.
What are your thoughts?