Update: I’ve got a call into both the reporter and the news director asking if they would like to comment on the language used by the reporter in the piece and offering to be interviewed for their, “follow-up story.”
Wow, I just read their story and I am surprised any media outlet would run this as news.
Here is a snippet from KGUN’s story:
The incident began in the left turn lane of southbound Kolb Road, turning eastbound onto 22nd street. That’s where the unmotorized moron grabbed onto a door handle of white-colored car that was also turning left. “He held onto the vehicle for almost half a mile before letting go,” MacFarland wrote in an e-mail to KGUN9 News and to MIX fm’s Bobby Rich. “What a way to save on gas but very dangerous. I don’t even think the driver knew he was there until he pushed off and they saw him and hit the brakes.”
Back to the door handle-grabbing bicycle-borne butthead that Lucas documented. Is such daredeviltry legal?
Notice there are no quote marks around the comments made toward the cyclist, which mean they are the reporter’s words. While, many people here may even agree with them, I am surprised they would publish it.