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Letter: So How Do You Define "Breaking News?"

Patch Reader Ron Scott writes that a recent breaking news alert story about 'Modern Family' actress Ariel Winter's custody battle is not breaking news.

Dear Montrose Patch:

To me it's a very sad day when you feel that something like: Sister of Montrose 'Modern Family' Star Will Remain in Custody" is considered a "Breaking News Alert."

That is either a poor reflection on our society as a whole or your form of journalism.

If this is really "Breaking News" then we all need to "get a life!" Just my .02. 

Ron Scott

ROBERT E. FISHBACK November 22, 2012 at 04:43 AM
Well, your advice to tell you in comments makes me wonder if there is another way. Ron Scott must be like many of us in that we are so weary of low brow, non important trash that tries to substitute for food. Something of real substance. It really depends on what the editors/webmasters want this site to be and who they wish to cater to. If there is any virtue to aspire to good things, thought-provoking things, intelligent things, then this current story is like feeding your guests sugar coated dog food. Get this....there are still intelligent people who can read things like Tolstoy or Gibbon and not become bored. This story in discussion is like taking a crap under a fly catcher....you will land your subjects, for sure...Bob Fishback
Susan Colosimo November 22, 2012 at 07:01 PM
I agree with Ron Scott. This is not "breaking news". I think it is a sad reflection of where our society is and who/what some deem important.
ROBERT E. FISHBACK November 23, 2012 at 04:40 PM
Here is real breaking news and it will shock you. You just thought that Christmas hoopla starts way too early. Now it is out that this years sales pitches and decorations are for the Christmas of 2013; The one for 2012 was last year. :

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