Week 9 – “Reading a Woman’s Death” Bourke

November 23, 2007

There are a million ways to spin a story. Anyone who’s worked in journalism can tell you that. You get the facts and find your unique angle on them. I remember reading a story about Bridget Cleary in 8th grade, and it was nothing like this account. Here, Bourke suggests that it’s actually Michael Cleary who is marginalized (449). He probably reacted violently to Bridget’s goading and went a little too far in putting her in her place. It just goes to show how you can change things with a little spin on the details.

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