A local businessman is over-charged for his mining-permit renewal. The businessman asks a county commissioner to look into it. An administrative error is uncovered. The mistake is corrected and the businessman pays the correct, lesser amount. The result: Local Reporter Writes Mighty Mouse Headline
(Yes, sadly, reporters write many of the headlines that run in the Charlotte Sun and its outlying editions.)
The headline is meaningless. The “news” story is meaningless. How many administrative errors are corrected every day in local government with no fanfare whatsoever? Clearly, DeSoto Sun News Editor Jon Sica couldn’t suppress his urge to butter up Elton Langford. The unanswered question is, “Why?”
To make matters worse, Sica is taking golf lessons. His lead: "...the county is calling for a mulligan." To make matters worse, Sica calls the unremarkable series of events a "drastic action." To make matters worse, the newspaper actually ran this treacle.