The Washington Post
PSA: Don’t do this again
Will data now be high in every death story? A mere five paragraphs into the July 17 news article about Ivana Trump’s death and likely fall down some stairs, “Ivana Trump died of ‘ blunt impact injuries’ to torso, medical examiner says,” readers were given a summary from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on people over 65, falls and the death rate. It struck me as insensitive and gross, with shades of some sort of public service announcement. Beware!
Going forward, when The Post reports on a death, will we see data on car accidents, guns, choking and all the ways that the CDC and FBI collect such numbers?
Carolyn Lieberg, Silver Spring