Why is this even considered news? A social media post about an idiot store clerk?

This is a news story about … a social media post … describing an idiot store clerk.

GRESHAM, Ore. (KATU) – A Gresham woman’s post about a grocery store clerk’s behavior is going viral this week.

Source: Cashier shames woman for WIC card usage in grocery store: ‘They keep getting handouts’ | KATU

In other news today, Tommy yelled at Susie on the playground this afternoon, and their friends posted photos on social media!

The purpose of this “news” is to emotionally hook the viewers (and readers).

Last week, KATU published a 100% untrue news story, later corrected.

The media keeps shooting itself in the head but complains that people do not want to pay for fake, useless trivia and gossip stories. The media does not seem to get it, at all.

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