Tuesday, February 26, 2013

The Ellicott City Patch - News Source Or Blogger?

I follow several "Patch" on-line news sources and each seem to be run in a different manner.  Some are close to being a local news source for the area they are in and some are little more than a blogger who decided to call themselves a news source.  The below article is from the Ellicott City Patch.  It's lead title is HORSE MEAT FOUND IN IKEA MEATBALLS WILL YOU STILL EAT THE MEATBALLS FROM IKEA?   Well in reading the article it says horsemeat meat balls were not in the United States, just Europe.  Yet the Patch Headlines imply IKEA's in Baltimore and College Park are selling horsemeat.  Certainly Bloggers would have no problem using a headline like that but if Ellicott City Patch expects to be viewed as a news source they need to drop that approach. 

HORSE MEAT FOUND IN IKEA MEATBALLS WILL YOU STILL EAT THE MEATBALLS FROM IKEA?
“Traces of horse meat” have been found in some of the frozen meatballs distributed by furniture giant IKEA, according to recent news reports.
An IKEA spokesperson told USA Today that those meatballs were distributed to several countries in Europe and were taken off the shelves. Shipments of the meatballs to the United States were not affected, she told the paper.
"Our global recommendation is to not recall or stop selling meatballs," said IKEA spokeswoman Ylva Magnusson, according to USA Today.
IKEA has Maryland locations near Baltimore and College Park, according to its website.



 

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