Sorry, this really irritates me. Fox seems to be the most sensationalist of the major outlets.
An unfortunate 20 yr old woman died in a bungee cord accident in Colorado. Fox listed her as a nurse. I was suspicious because of her age, so I looked her up and she's a CNA.
My heartfelt condolences to the family, by the way. But, this thread is about the all too common practice of calling MAs and CNAs nurses. I know the news media is generally sloppy with their facts, but this burns my britches.
Colorado nurse, 2 , dies in bungee jumping accident | Fox News
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I wrote a letter to FOX:
As did the Daily Mail. In their article. Nurse, 20, dies after falling 70-feet during bungee jump accident in converted grain silo but investigators say the device was functioning properly
. Which, according to timeline of articles returned on a Google search
, was posted 9 hours prior to the Fox article you provided.
I was unable to locate the original post, but it is likely that both Fox News and the Daily Mail picked up the story, as did the Australian site News.com.au
ETA: I do agree with the premise of your letter to Fox regarding being more scrupulous with, and getting the facts straight.
Last edit by chare on Jan 14