Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Not Yer Usual Pit Bull Story

In Carnegie, Pennsylvania, a pit bull named "Cobain" ran to get his master, Lassie-style, when he discovered an old woman who had fallen into a ditch.

In journalism you have your dog bites man scenario, which is deemed to not be newsworthy, while the man bites dog story is very newsworthy. In this case you have the dog doesn't bite woman scenario, which wouldn't be newsworthy, either, until you note the breed involved: Pit Bull Doesn't Bite Woman is, in fact, newsworthy.

1 comment:

Robert McDonald said...

It's only newsworthy because the breed has been demonized. They're actually very sweet dogs, and quite handsome (as far as dogs go) when their owners don't go mutilating them.