“He kidnapped her — but she kidnapped his heart.”
Typically, when a new story starts like that in a newspaper, a sweet story of love follows.
But the tabloid New York Daily News reached a new level of despicable because the story begins a piece on the reputational rehabilitation of the man who shot and killed Jayme Closs’ parents in Barron, Wis., and held her captive in a Wisconsin cabin.
The story retells an interview the killer did with a WCCO reporter, the first interview he granted. To its credit, WCCO did not play the story as the ratings bonanza it possibly was.
Not so the Daily News.
“[the killer] remembers their time together fondly.”
Let’s review: Jayme Closs saw her parents murdered in front of her by a predator, then the killer put her in the trunk of his car.
Why do people so hate “the media”? This is why.
This whole story is a train wreck, but the first sentence is in a category by itself — if you're an editor who let this go through you should be ashamed of yourself https://t.co/lVYnm8AnKc
— Mathew Ingram (@mathewi) March 18, 2019
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