|Rants||By Shamus||Feb 21, 2008||45 comments|
Here is a tragic, heartbreaking, and infuriating story about a couple who let their baby die. You see stories like this from time to time, and it never gets any easier to stomach. In this case they left the kid in his car seat and didn’t take care of him for ten days. During those ten days, they watched tv, played videogames, ate, sat on the couch, and basically lived as if they didn’t have a kid. So what headline does Fox News give the story?
Amazing. Man, we’d better ban videogames quick before parents start eating their babies. I’m glad Fox News is here to keep us informed.
NOTE: Twenty minutes after I wrote this they changed the headline on the front page a bit, although the focus on “Video Games” is still there. (Also, the number of days was changed from ten to eight.) I expect this to keep changing as stories get shuffled around. Still, the screenshot you see was taken from the site at ~4:30pm EST.