WaPo has an article on the
travesty of justice ‘tranfer’ of Paris Hilton from actual jail confinement to mansion house arrest with an ankle monitor. The concluding paragraph reads
It could not be immediately determined if personalizing the bracelet with Swarovski crystals would interfere with its transmission capabilities.
While I appreciate a little assistance with laugh-lest-you-cry, I wonder at the appropriateness of this quip in a news article, even if it’s news about a person who has no reason to be newsworthy. I realize it’s under the entertainment section but would this kind of joking be well received if it was in an article about, say, one of our local institutions? Am I holding the paper to an unfair standard?
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