When I'm up in the mornings, I tune to CNN's American Morning. I don't need no fluff journalism from Katie Couric and Matt Lauer, I'm a blogger and I need real, hard journalism. The realer and harder, the better.
And if I get up early enough, I can see stuff like this.
Plus, CNN has the crawl at the bottom of the screen that lets people know what other news stories are going on besides what the co-hosts are discussing at that moment. Today's crawl had an intersting story about a baby shower.
This is going to be fun, because I have not read the story yet, I've only seen the crawl and read the headline: Man shot as baby shower goes bad. Let's read the story together, shall we.
SPRINGFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS -- An argument at a baby shower escalated into a brawl in which one man was shot and the pregnant guest of honor was beaten with a stick, police said.
We've already gotten off to a bad start.
Three people were arrested after the fight, described by police as a "baby shower gone bad."
Police said the shooting victim got into a fight with a man, Antonio Santiago, who is dating his ex-girlfriend. The argument over whether she let their 5-year-old daughter drink beer escalated and drew in two other people, Jazz Rivas and Juan Velazquez, said Police Lt. Cheryl Claprood. Rivas, Velazquez and Santiago were arrested.
Police said Rivas is accused of caning some guests, including the 22-year-old mother-to-be.
Are we absolutely sure that this did not take place in Mississippi?
We've all been to bad baby showers. I could tell you stories about my cousin's back in 'Aught 3,' but nothing that would even compare to a shooting and caning a pregnant woman. I am willing to be the hosts will check the guest list more carefully for ex-boyfriends next time they have a baby shower, though.
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