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I ask you, why do reporters insist on sentimentalising tragic stories? Is it not enough that a 6 year old was killed, but we have to know that he died singing as a plane tore through his family’s car? What makes this worse is that my cynical reflex kicked in when I read this; my first inclination was laughter. Seriously, The Press, give it a rest and just report the goddamn story.

The 6-year-old Indiana boy who was killed when a jetliner skidded off a snowy runway at a Chicago airport was singing “Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town” when the plane crushed his father’s car, a family friend said yesterday.

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