swampfox wrote:Ya know, it's at these times that I really hate the news media. Most people only read headlines. The headlines all read something along the lines of "Teen boy decapitated by Georgia Coaster". What will most people think? "Oh my god! That ride should be closed if it kills people." Why? Just like the teenager, most people are too stupid to actually read a whole story. My opinion of course, but I don't have much faith in humanity.
That's no reason to hate the media. That's what happened. What should the headlines say? "Boy killed someplace, but it wasn't that place's fault." Get real.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has updated the story with a lot more details. It says the boy was with a friend, and they left the park to get lunch. When they came back, they didn't come back in the entrance when they got back. They hopped a fence surrounding the park, then hopped the fence surrounding Batman. Two bad moves.
I am out of ideas for what to write in this signature box.