Breakfast links: Consequences of snow
Photo by Dan Reed.
Two pedestrians die:
Two drivers killed pedestrians yesterday in DC. At 12th and Rhode Island, NE, two drivers collided
, sending one of the cars over the sidewalk, striking two pedestrians and killing one. And on Southern Avenue, SE, a driver went over the curb, killing a woman at a bus stop
. No word yet on whether snow contributed to either, or how well dug-out the bus stop was. (NBC, Post)
Post ignores own staff and blogs to get story wrong?:
Erik Wemple rips apart Washington Post coverage of the snowball fight
. He says a Post staffer was there in person, but reporter Matt Zapotosky ignored his eyewitness account to write a dissenting article, then took a long time to get the story right. Contributing to this, Wemple argues, was the Post's reluctance to link to other news sources, except when demeaning their coverage or that of "blogs" in general. (City Desk)
Free parking means no parking:
Providence, R.I. made all downtown meters free to encourage shoppers, but found instead that employees at the nearby courthouse just parked all day
, leaving no spaces for those shoppers. (turnto10.com, Michael P)
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