I’ve noticed lately that there aren’t very many positive stories in the newspapers any more.
People who shoot each other are featured in many newspaper headlines these days.
The same goes for arsonists, kidnappers, burglars, con artists, men and women who are involved in brawls and people who try their best to outsmart the IRS.
Negative is definitely “in” these days when it comes to the media.
Little or no publicity is afforded those who do nice things for their neighbors like give a few extra candy bars to trick-or-treaters or mow an elderly neighbor’s lawn without expecting some kind of monetary reward.
But let a man or woman commit some kind of crime and there’s a real good chance it will make for super-big newspaper headlines.
Bob Batz is a retired long-time journalist and weekly columnist. Contact Bob at firstname.lastname@example.org.