Wednesday, July 02, 2008

'Preggers' headline shocks city

A gruesome double murder last week left two siblings dead in Mountain View last week, after the 911 system completely failed them. While a little boy slept in the next room, Omar Aquino and Teresa Sanchez became the victims of Mountain View's fourth and fifth homicides this year. The tragedy came only a few days after Leonardo Dizon Hilario was stabbed to death at his girlfriend's home.

Also, the Voice used an arguably inappropriate word in a headline.

Guess which one readers are upset about.

Don't get me wrong: I thought the "preggers" headline was juvenile and the article -- a short breaking-news type of story about the fact that women have babies -- was pointless. But also: really? That is the thing we're all concerned about?

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

anyone see the inane cover story in the Town Crier this week about the library system?

Kathy Schrenk said...

You're shocked by the fact that people are shocked about "preggers?" Of course they don't care about the murder. It happened to someone whose name ends with a Z.

Koland said...

Have you seen the posts at the bottom of the MV Voice board on the Preggers story. Hilarious.