And the results cut to the essence why the media, fairly or not because how broad the brush has become, is so loathed, so mistrusted, in this country right now.
The headlines tell the story:
The New York Post: "Doctor dragged off flight was convicted of trading drugs for sex."
New York Daily News: "Doc pulled from United flight previously convicted of drug crimes."
TMZ: "United Airlines Doctor David Dao Convicted of Exchanging Drugs for Sex."
Daily Mail: "United passenger traded drugs for gay sex with patient."
People Magazine: "Revealed: All About the Doctor Dragged Off Overbooked United Flight — and His Troubled Past."
"My desk is covered w court & legal docs re troubled past of the doctor pulled off United. Our report 4p." wrote ABC-7 (Washington, D.C.) reporter Lisa Fletcher in a tweet she has since deleted after a backlash as brutal as one would expect.
But Fletcher never heard about that old saying about what to do when finding oneself in a hole and proceeded to dig herself deeper.
If you fly United, you may or may not be assaulted and then subjected later to character assassination.— T. Becket Adams (@BecketAdams) April 11, 2017
1/3) Hey Twitter, I know my tweet didn't sit well. I can understand how it looks one-sided. I can assure you, it's not.— Lisa Fletcher (@lisa_fletch) April 11, 2017
2/3) By covering this side of the story, we’re not defending United in any way. We’ll continue to address their role in this situation.— Lisa Fletcher (@lisa_fletch) April 11, 2017
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