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Date Posted: 04:05:21 08/24/16 Wed
Author: Way to go, P-G
Subject: Pitt student

Boy, did the P-G swing and miss on this story about the kid who fell between buildings in Oakland Tuesday. From the messy lede to the description of Birdsong as a "rising senior." What is a rising senior? Was that supposed to be a pun since he fell?
This is all even more embarrassing in that the student is the son of Tom Birdsong at the P-G. Couldn't get a quote from the student, or even Tom? Couldn't even say that the student wasn't available for comment, or declined comment?
What about the business? Closed during the week of students moving in? Think that's not going to be a massive financial hit for them?
This was a national story, and the P-G gave it an amateur effort. And the Trib may have been worse...As of Wednesday morning, I only see an AP story online.

http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2016/08/23/Crews-free-man-stuck-between-buildings-in-Oakland-pittsburgh/stories/201608230120.print

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