More online table-leg attack drama

December 2, 2012 

Be large in mirth; anon we'll drink a measure the table round: It's Monday Mail.

Shakespeared

Today's opening is from a violent Shakespeare play that naming is bad luck.

Drama

Today we have postings to a Nov. 19 police-beat item that would have been the most popular story online had Kyle Carter not got arrested again.

Police said some guy beat his drunk, homeless girlfriend with a table leg in a house where they were staying temporarily.

He reportedly was enraged that she had cleaned their room and the yard outside, and he asked whether she was trying to be the man and the woman. She didn't answer, and he pulled the leg off a table and whacked her over the head with it. He ran when she screamed, and the homeowner called police.

This comment is from "grannygrunt":

Is it just me or are people in Columbus getting weirder and weirder?

Dear grannygrunt:

If people aren't getting weirder, you're not in Columbus. Here's a reply to you from "partywatcher":

Grannygrunt,

People have always been this way. There are just more of them and the L-E tends to call this news now rather than investigative reporting on issues such as waste in government. This paper is reduced to a glorified tabloid.

Some look elsewhere for real news, most pick the LE up after it's been used at a McDonald's, Burger King, etc. And others read it and their IQ's are negatively affected.

Dear partywatcher:

The Ledger-Enquirer denies any responsibility if your IQ negatively was affected by reading that.

We value our fast-food-eating readers, too. But many people read the newspaper online now.

Thanks for helping make that story popular.

Nothing to see here

This is from "RockNTheFreeWorld":

I think the paper has just given up on reporting real news and is just reporting on anything they can find while driving to and from work. I grew up friends with the kids of many in law enforcement. Stories like this happened back then, but the news was above reporting junk like this in detail. At most it would be a little article stating some guy was arrested or wanted for assault. No details though.

Dear FreeWorld:

Is it as unworthy of our notice if some guy clubs your mother, wife, daughter, sister or niece?

What if he clubs you?

Superlatives

This is from slam1954:

What is wrong with Chitwood? That's the worst piece of writing he has ever done!

Dear slam1954:

So it's a collectible, too.

Tim Chitwood, tchitwood@ledger-enquirer.com, 706-571-8508.

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