Two local news stories (UK)

These two illustrate how a well-intentioned remark can be turned into a headline with a negative spin and a rather stolid quote into a positive one. The ‘problem’ for the news-giver is that there is no control on what the reporter or headline-writer (often different people) will put on a story. But for small stories for which they are not going to do any additional research, they are only going to work with the material that’s given to them.

Green light for big brother scheme (Warwickshire)

Elderly benefiting from new alarm system (Cumbria)

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