Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Fourth paragraph for hero males saving elderly couple, first paragraph for man who had a car accident

So here we have another case of the 4th paragraph phenomenon, this time where the media takes until the 4th paragraph to let people know that all the 'heroes' in the story are male.

Actually, they only identify one of the heroes as being a male by that point.  It takes them longer to get through all of the people who saved the couple.

Contrast that with this article where it is in the sub-heading that we find out that, shock horror, the 'deadly driver' is a man!  This is despite the fact that the driver had an intellectual disability.

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