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Media: Potential Suicide Is Not A Twitter Joke

December 31st, 2013 by admin · 2 Comments

If someone’s about to jump to their death, PUT THE DAMN PHONE DOWN. There’s no reason to tweet photos of that! Also no reason to run video footage of it on the noon “news.” Jesus H. It’s like no one has any sense anymore. [Louisville Media Failure]

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer said 2013 was the year that Louisville’s economy turned around and that city government has good momentum right now. [WDRB]

Developers have started marketing a 43-acre Fern Creek shopping center proposed to be built at Bardstown Road and the Snyder Freeway, while several neighbors are moving forward with a lawsuit that aims to stop the project. [C-J/AKN]

Looks like we all know where we need to start playing bingo in the new year. A Louisville man was charged after police said he was drunk when he inappropriately disrupted a Bingo game. [WHAS11]

Improvements to Mt. Tabor Road won’t include a roundabout at the Klerner Lane intersection. The city [of New Albany] has pulled the roundabout from its proposed construction design, as many residents opposed the idea during a September public hearing including the four property owners whose land would be affected by the traffic circle. [News & Tribune]

You can’t even get near a park these days without a woman shooting herself. [WLKY]

Coal mines produce what’s sometimes called black gold, but researchers at the University of Kentucky hope the mines could hold something even more valuable — a miracle drug. [H-L]

WAVE3 has long been obsessed with pornography and sex, so these stories come as no surprise. No one at the station has apparently ever been on Craigslist. [WAVE3 & More WAVE3]

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has flood-risk maps of questionable accuracy for many U.S. counties and lacks maps altogether for some. [ProPublica]

Kentuckians who have not finished their GED exams will have to take all four parts of the test over when the test is updated in January. [WFPL]

Every time we see this tree story, we can’t help but hope Greg Fischer doesn’t let them all die like he did the last bunch. [WTVQ]

Come on, Business First, how is this even a story you considered publishing? At a time when your paper is dying – and people like us buy it up and attempt to help you – the least you could do is have some sense. [Business First]

We don’t even have to mention how absurd this release from Metro Animal Services is. Pretending they investigate animal abuse. Feigning interest in the community. Miss Margaret is handing over dogs to known dog fighters without so much as an application these days – all in an attempt to up her numbers. Not a soul in Metro Government gives a flip. [Come On]

Tags: Bad Behavior · Construction · Education · Greg Fischer · Guns · Hype · Indiana · Maps · Sex · University of Kentucky · WAVE

2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 G'town Reader // Dec 31, 2013 at 5:29 pm

    Seems you are chastising “Louisville media” for it’s bad taste in dealing with a potential downtown suicide, while you, yourself, seems to be making jest concerning a suicide/attempted suicide at Seneca Park. “Do as I say, NOT as I do.”

  • 2 jake // Jan 1, 2014 at 9:40 am

    Considering several people do the round-up, not one (I don’t have THAT kind of free time on my hands – which is why this site isn’t updated ten times a day), I’d say this – in jest, of course: you’re grasping at straws.

    I wrote the bit above about local media. It was well-deserved, I believe. Probably should have been much more harsh. Probably should have named names and shamed the crap out of people. Particularly the lady on the teevee who hyped it up the most.

    I also went back to look at what was said about the incident near Seneca. At the time, it was a “shooting” – nothing about suicide, not even the slightest bit of a mention.

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