Why I <i>really</i> hate...

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Why I really hate...

...Newsday and their broadcast (weak) sister, News12 LI, being another in an ongoing series of looks at how bad this once Pulitzer-winning daily has become.

Their offense this time around... OtBB will not be linking to the story for obvious reasons... involves "allegations" of some sort of inpropriety involving an unnamed teacher in the District school system.

This is how it was handled locally a week ago:

Westhampton Beach Police Investigate Alleged Teacher Misconduct

Newsday and News12 LI got around to it yesterday, with an update this morning to include the "hot information:"

"...News 12 Long Island has learned from multiple sources that the allegations involve a male teacher and the alleged incidents took place in the girls' locker room."

Okay, but then the Website allowed scores of apparently unmonitored reader comments identifying the accused, some­thing neither the School District nor police would do.

That's simply irresponsible!

Nothing has ever stopped the back-fence rumor-mongering in Westhampton Beach... it's an unfortunate part of the Village's culture... but what few ever get is that people's lives and livelihoods are at stake here.

Everyone... Newsday and News12 LI please copy... just STFU! 'til the State Police completes its investigation.


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