By Jim Stanford on April 21, 2014
Despite daily press releases and even a live web cam for citizens to monitor the Walgreens landslide, the national media still managed to distort the situation into an earth-munching catastrophe.
Once photos of the Budge house split in two began being published, headline writers shifted into high gear. Comic banners that could have been lifted from a Daily Show sketch sounded the alarm that Jackson was in danger of being swallowed up by the slide.
Relax, Aunt Alice from Minnesota. We’re not all falling into a sinkhole.
These are some of the widely circulated misfires. Alas, the bungling wasn’t limited to the national press: