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.
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