Posted at 8:00 AM on April 23, 2009
by Than Tibbetts
Good morning, all. Make it a good day.
MinnPost's David Brauer follows up with Fox 9's Trish Van Pilsum in what looks to be the final chapter of the journalists-enticing-children story.
Van Pilsum said she was "shocked" by the reaction to the story, saying that vein of story is commonly done, though Brauer notes:
But when pressed, Van Pilsum admits she can't think of an example where the faux luring involved cruising public streets, a tactic that still strikes me as so absurd I can't believe a news director let it out of the building.
In the end, Brauer apologizes to Van Pilsum for coming up short in his own reporting. Later, we'll all get together for a group hug and discuss what we've learned.
Slate has slideshow up that consists of photographs from the White House's rotating collection. It starts to get interesting at the halfway point once you start getting to the behind-the-scenes images of nation-running.
If a rhyming couplet for this you ask,
such shame that no a soul take up the task
and leave thy comment boxes unwritten
for daily by Newscut are so many smitten.
Thus for all and thy humble request
and for me and my five minutes bless't,
And while my creativity be terse,
I hereby grant some modest verse.