Thanks, Feministing, for the heads up.
I first heard of Turner’s death in a
sweatshop bookstore I work for. While processing loads of books, I heard loads of jokes just as tasteless as the news was passed around.
So, is the New York Post wrong in describing Turner’s death in such a manner? Is this an example of the lowest of the low journalism has to offer?
I think it’s a sign of what news outlets are going to have to do to grab web readers’ attention. What we’re doing now (as a whole) isn’t working, and this headline forced me to the Post’s Web site. Even better, it’s forced readers into a conversation, which is what journalism is supposed to do but doesn’t.
So far today, 30 Feministing readers have logged on to discuss the matter and/ or show their outrage through comments. Think of the reaction The Post would have received if they opened up the conversation on their own page.