Monday, March 28, 2005

Yeah, those are the kinds of details that make a story.

From Editor & Publisher:

Stories on Schiavo Protestor Miss One Point: He's a Registered Sex Offender

As protests outside the hospice housing Terry Schiavo in her final days mounted last week, numerous newspaper reports, many based on an Associated Press account, mentioned or quoted 10-year-old Joshua Heldreth and/or his father, Scott Heldreth. Josh was one of several youngsters arrested for crossing police lines in Pinellas Park, Fla., in an effort to take water to Schiavo.

None of the stories revealed that Scott Heldreth, a religious activist and anti-abortion crusader, is a registered sex offender in Florida -- until The Charlotte Observer mentioned it on Sunday.

I'd love to have a snarky, appropriate punchline here but ... I got nothing.

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