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|Title:||Man charged with passing gas in general direction of a police officer|
Miller, Dean F
Resource Management, Stony Brook University Libraries
passing of gas
battery on officer
|Publisher:||Stony Brook University. School of Journalism. Center for News Literacy.|
|Description:||"Farting" Charge: News or Entertainment|
MSNBC reports a drunk drivinig suspect was also charged with battery after passing gas and fanning it in the direction of police officers. The anchor, Willie Geist, continued reporting this "amazing" example of "News You Can't Use" even as a text update that the charges had been dropped appeared below him on the screen. The clip can be used in a discussion of how cable TV news often blurs the line between news and entertainment.
|Appears in Collections:||Course Materials Collection [CNLDRC]|
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