Today in the Herald, Laurel Sweet takes the still-unfolding story of Amy Bishop in a new direction: Bishop, she reports, loved to play Dungeons & Dragons back in the day...just like Wakefield workplace killer Michael McDermott!
Bishop, now a University of Alabama professor, and her husband James Anderson met and fell in love in a Dungeons & Dragons club while biology students at Northeastern University in the early 1980s, and were heavily into the fantasy role-playing board game, a source told the Herald.
If you're CNBC, how do you respond to angry allegations that you don't practice serious financial journalism?
Obviously, you stick AP's story on the recession-induced boom in adult-entertainment careers (but only for women!) on your front page, and whip up a complimentary slideshow of the best-selling adult DVDs of all time
If you're a connisseur of the women-doing-X trend story, be sure to check out Lissa Harris's new blog, Women Do!, which is "Dedicated to the "Women Do ____" story, found wherever fine News-papers are sold."
And then--if you come across new examples of this hackneyed genre--be sure to draw them to Harris's attention, so she can deconstruct them with righteous, white-hot rage.