Yesterday I was trudging through some research when I decided to take a break. I shot on over to Facebook and stumbled across a post from my wife's cousin:
I wanted to know the full story so I then clicked over to cleveland.com. Here was their headline:
Timestamp on both screen shots was 9:52 am. I scoured the cleveland.com page and found nothing. Maybe Cousin XXXXX was on drugs and in a haze posted some random sh*t. How in the world could 10 people be shot in Cleveland and the city's website is promoting High School Football and events at the Convention Center?
I checked back periodically during the day and found nothing. "Oh well," I thought to myself, "I'll erase those screen shots in the morning."
Due to some insomnia issues, I decided to do some middle of the night editing. Lo and behold:
The top story in Cleveland at 4:40 am on a Sunday was a shooting on Lorain Rd. in Cleveland with multiple deaths. The story was 10 hours old. If you do some simple math, that means the story was posted around 7 pm on Saturday. Why did it take over 12 hours to post a 200 word story? Because cleveland.com didn't send a reporter to cover the actual crime, they waited until the police and court records were filed. Notice the photo from the story? Not a scene from the crime, but a stock photo slapped over the headline.
What's the moral of the story? Just because something's not on the news, doesn't mean it didn't happen.