“Elderly woman beaten in Burholme home invasion,” read the July 11 Action News headline.
It struck fear in people, naturally. But people in Burholme – or with elderly relatives in Burholme – were put on high alert for no reason.
The home invasion took place on the 8100-block of Algon Avenue in Rhawnhurst (north of Rhawn Street and in a different zip code than Burholme).
Violent crime is a sensitive issue, and Action News did the public a severe disservice by misinforming readers about such a serious issue.
Outside media don’t care about the Northeast. We have all seen them misuse, misspell and mistake our neighborhoods and our streets, so we at NEast Philly wanted to do something about it. When they get it wrong, we set it right in a segment we like to call Right NEast/Wrong NEast.