Alix Tichelman: Don't waste space on prostitute story

Published: Thursday, Jul. 10, 2014 - 11:07 pm
Last Modified: Friday, Jul. 11, 2014 - 8:23 am

Re "Cops say alleged hooker is Folsom femme fatale" (Page A1, July 10): So The Bee finds it important to place a story about some high-end prostitute from Folsom accused of murder above the front-page fold, taking up roughly two-thirds of this space? Furthermore, it decides to dedicate half of the back page to the story, a space largely taken up by pictures pulled from the woman's Facebook account?

I had to ask myself if it was The Bee or The National Enquirer I picked up off my front porch this morning. The Bee even wasted the time and talents of three of their writers on this venture. With all of the important goings-on in the world this story barely deserved a mention let alone front page dominance. However, with the general public's fascination with sexy-time photos and tabloid garbage, I'm sure this generated plenty of online clicks.

-- Brian Matthew Pevny, Sacramento

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