Local media Fox News on Channel 4 has been running this in some variation or another all morning.
ARLINGTON -Police have good reason to believe alcohol led to a deadly crash.A man was driving a maroon car on Pioneer Parkway when it slammed into an SUV that was making its way across the intersection on Watson Road. The SUV driver was rushed to the hospital and died short time later.
Police believe the person driving the maroon car was drunk. He was arrested and transported to the Arlington City Jail. A 24-pack of beer was found at the scene of the accident. (emphasis mine)
Reporter Layota Sillmon this morning was saying that “alcohol caused” the collision – WRONG.
Sorry but the alcohol did nothing by itself.
It was the driver who decided to purchase the alcohol.
It was the driver who decided to open one or more cans.
It was the driver who decided to break the law by driving impaired.
It was the driver who hit the SUV.
My sympathies go to the family of the deceased; they are having a hard enough time I’m sure without the media trying to excuse the actions of the criminal involved.
This is a great example of media bias. Had it been a firearm instead of a vehicle, the media would be “The shooter fired a shot after drinking” instead of “The police believe that alcohol lead to a deadly shooting”.
Come on Fox 4, you are better than this.