By Lisa Vorderbrueggen
Tuesday, March 4th, 2008 at 9:19 am in Email of the Day.
A Bay Point reader sent this over with assurances that it did not apply to me and I’ll just have to take his word for it!
How journalists see things
A biker is riding by the zoo, when he sees a little girl leaning into the lion’s cage. Suddenly, the lion grabs her by the cuff of her jacket and tries to pull her inside to slaughter her, under the eyes of her screaming parents. The biker jumps off his bike, runs to the cage and hits the lion square on the nose with a powerful punch.
Whimpering from the pain the lion jumps back, let ting go of the girl. The biker brings her to her terrified parents, who thank him endlessly.
A reporter has seen the whole scene, and addressing the biker, says – “Sir, this was the most gallant and brave thing I saw a man do in my whole life.”
“It was nothing, really, the lion was behind bars. I just saw this little kid in danger, and SOMEBODY had to save her.”
“Well, I’ll make sure this won’t go unnoticed. I’m a journalist, you know”, the reporter said, “and tomorrow’s papers will have this on the first page. What motorcycle do you drive?”
“A Harley Davidson.”
The journalist leaves.
The following morning the biker buys the paper to see if it indeed brings news of his actions, and reads, on first page:
BIKER GANG MEMBER ASSAULTS AFRICAN IMMIGRANT AND STEALS HIS LUNCH