It certainly isn't up to me to render news judgment when we have the professionals serving as your gatekeepers. However, we currently have a difference of opinion on what is news.
Over at 260, Perry says the gangsta rap video starring local high school students and the alleged killer of a man last week is indeed newsworthy. I won't speak for Perry, but I assume he agrees with me the video is news on several levels including as a window into what led to the stabbing on Winslow Street.
Surprisingly, despite good video, the story didn't catch the fancy of local TV news..
My questions include why are teens brandishing firearms, messing with drugs and liquor and cavorting with a seemingly criminal element. One of the participants is said to be on a high school football team.
The video, called "Coco whippin' in the kitchen" was according to one source shot in Theresa.
This whole episode speaks to the pathologies everybody talked about in campaigns last fall.
Every high school student in Jefferson County should be shown this video and have it explained to them why such nonsense is a glide path to being a loser.
In some ways, art like this is a parody of life, except for the tragic consequences.