Wednesday, April 09, 2008


The Washington Post has a story titled "Losing a Best Friend Along With the House" (the subtitle being "In Foreclosures, Pets Pay a Price"). Stories about pets and shelters dominate local news, both in large dailies, alt-weeklies, and television. This is the first time I've seen it obviously grafted onto a national news story. The last line, a quote from "a real estate columnist for" says, "You feel for the owners of these places, but the animals are suffering, too."

Call me heartless, but do you know what? I just don't care.*

*At least, not enough to mitigate my disgust at schmaltzy manipulation posing as news.

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