CA VS. NY TABS 

It’s not often that we at Fly on the Wall can congratulate The Commercial Appeal for being tasteful, but when 41-year-old burglar and sex offender Peter Braunstein was captured in Memphis, the CA’s coverage was subdued, especially compared to New York tabloids such as The New York Daily News.

CA headline: “Writer’s run from law ends”

Sample copy: “wanted for questioning,” “man fitting Braunstein’s description,” “allegedly a highly intelligent writer.”

NYDN headline: “Let Me Die!”

Sample copy: “Halloween sicko,” “sex fiend suspect,” “emaciated and strung out as though he were high on crack cocaine.”

On the other hand, the CA did cite the online encyclopedia Wikipedia as a source, so maybe they just didn’t know who Braunstein was.

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