SANTA CRUZ POLICE: HIGH TECH MOGUL MURDERED BY PROSTITUTENeedless to say, this story was "hot" enough to escalate to the ABC News national desk. However, a funny thing happened along the way. Here is today's headline for a story filed by Colleen Curry:
ALLEGED CALL GIRL PLEADS NOT GUILTY IN DEATH OF GOOGLE EXECApparently, Alex Tichelman's "profession" is now only "alleged." Is this the work of editors or lawyers? The same applies to a "background" hyperlink in Curry's article. The text and link appear in the article as follows:
Prostitute Injected Google Exec With Heroin, Left Him to Die on Yacht, Police SayI suppose there is some journalistic code of ethics that you cannot report sleaze without whitewashing it with a bit of journalistic legerdemain; and, if that includes rewriting the past, then so be it!