Watch What You Read

The (Newark) Star-Ledger’s Lawrence Hall recently read an article on the CyberCast News Service about how country singer Patsy Cline contributes to depression, suicide and violent behavior by women — and then used it as the basis for a column about victimology. Only problem was, he failed to notice that the article was labeled “satire.” He knows now. As Star-Ledger editor Jim Willse said, “The author is a more conscientious and wiser man as a result of the experience.” Hopefully you will be too.

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