How many fucking times do we have to say this? Thank you, newswithnipples
Oh COME ON, journalists. How can you still be getting this wrong?
This time it’s someone at AAP for writing it, and someone at smh.com.au for running it: Teenage girl sexually assaulted in Sydney toilet block:
A teenage girl has been forced off a Sydney train and then sexually assaulted in a toilet block at the station, police say.
Despite what journalists write, assaults do not just loiter in dark places, waiting to happen at someone like some sort of Vashta Nerada. Assault is a crime committed by a person, so why is it reported differently? It’s the only crimethey report this way.
Unless the story was written by a journo who knows what they’re doing, you can bet that the man who committed the crime isn’t mentioned in the first sentence. When I was a journo, it was drummed into us that most people only…
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