I got a voice mail from an elderly female reader:
On page B3 of today's paper, you have a chair hanging by a rope with a gun stuck in it. I think it's very immature of the Post-Bulletin and I think it should never have been put in the paper. Thank you. Goodbye.
This reader is misattributing the immaturity here. We just report the news. We don't create it by hanging a chair from a tree with a rope and noose, a toy gun with bayonet stuck through the chair, and a golf club.
One of the most appalling things about this story is that the thing has been hanging there for about a month, and only within the past 48 hours has someone pointed it out to us and other media.
W.C. Jordan couldn't have said it better in today's story.