Hold the presses! National news! "Starbucks barista in Philadelphia alledgedly mocked customer's stutter"

Hold the presses! National news! "Starbucks barista in Philadelphia alledgedly mocked customer's stutter"

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This is a LOCAL story at best. The news media continues to damage itself into irrelevancy by promoting local click bait trivia stories into a national conversation:

A barista at a Starbucks cafe in Philadelphia is accused of mocking a man with a stutter.

Source: Starbucks barista in Philadelphia alledgedly mocked customer’s stutter
This is not national news. This is creative writing by a trivia reporter designed to hook an emotional response. Emotional nonsense news is perfect for sharing on social media! And yes, it’s all over Twitter!
I’ve had bad service from inconsiderate staff, and rude and insulting service from the office staff of U.S. Senator Jeff Merkeley. But is that a national news story?

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