New DMN Crime Blog Disappoints Already

I mean, if you’re going to have a new blog about crime and there’s a news story of an allegedly drunken gentleman using his truck to ram 17 vehicles after going into a couple of bars and reportedly not drinking there, don’t you want to link to it? Especially when Michael John Holden’s mugshot looks the way it does, with hirsute greatness? In fairness, the Star-T‘s crime blog hasn’t covered it yet either, and it happened on their side of 360.

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4 responses to “New DMN Crime Blog Disappoints Already”

  1. Roman says:

    Yeah, great crime blog.

    Wonder why they worded the story of
    the “illegal alien” who was
    a murder and rapist as a “Mexican-born”.

    Oh, they just can’t bring themselves to call him an illegal alien, because that wouldn’t fit the left-wing amnesty template in the new crime blog.

    DMN version:
    http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/news/texassouthwest/stories/DN-execute_06tex.ART.State.Edition1.4d5fb8e.html

    Other Headlines:
    http://news.google.com/news?client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&channel=s&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&tab=wn&ncl=1232860942

  2. Bethany says:

    Uh, when I looked at it, it called him an illegal immigrant on the front page of dallasnews.com. The AP story you refer to is a computer-generated headline.

    Sorry, pookiepants.

  3. Roman says:

    Bethany,

    Thanks for letting me know that but they changed the headline after the original posting.

    The story I linked to that didn’t mention
    that he was a “Mexican-born” was posted:
    12:00 AM CDT on Wednesday, August 6, 2008

    The one story that you read where it said,
    “illegal immigrant” was posted:
    07:16 PM CDT on Thursday, August 7, 2008

    Looks like they changed the headline after
    the went with the “Mexican-born” headline.

    The actual post was on August 5, 2008 here:
    “Texas executes Mexican-born rapist, murderer.”

    But I can’t link to it because the douche bags at DMN won’t keep up their posts from the past. That makes since! You in the “news business” keep the “news” so people can access it, idiots!

    Sorry, you’re a woman
    so you have to be wrong again.

  4. fortune says:

    ya, that stuff above this is great and all; but am i the only person terrified that the ghost of terrell bolton is wafting around wantonly?