Newspaper headlines OSU homecoming car crash as mass shooting

Newspaper headlines OSU homecoming crash as mass shooting

Cars can be dangerous. And by cars we mean guns, right? At least in Traverse City.

On Saturday a woman plowed her car into a crowd at the Oklahoma State University homecoming parade, killing 4 and injuring 30– but it lead in one paper as a shooting.

While the copy of the article, published in the Sunday edition of the Traverse City Record-Eagle, covers the story in great detail which clearly outlines the tragedy occurred at the hands of a suspected drunken 25-year-old woman at the wheel of a car that sent people “flying 30 feet into the air like rag dolls” the headline chalked the event up to something more polarizing.

The paper in 2012 had a Sunday circulation of 27,201.

In a clarification posted online Sunday afternoon, the paper cleared the record.

“Because of a page designer’s error, a misleading headline appeared on page 3A in Sunday’s Record-Eagle accompanying a story about a driver who struck and killed four people at the Oklahoma State University homecoming parade on Saturday.”

However, they did not make a comment advocating for tougher laws to bring about common sense drunk driver safety.

[ Traverse City Record-Eagle ]

(H/T The War on Guns )

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