Right NEast/Wrong NEast: Wissinoming store robbery makes second appearance

This is a first for Right NEast/Wrong NEast: the same story appearing twice.

Last month, both CBS3 and the Police Department got a little lost when a Wissinoming store owner fought off a robber. Though the crime happened on the 6000-block of Torresdale Avenue, both originally reported the crime happened in Torresdale. CBS3 correctly reported the neighborhood in a follow-up story.

But not to be outdone, Action News has gone ahead and made the exact same error — just a few weeks later. In its coverage of the arrest of the man wanted in connection with the robbery, Channel 6 says the crime happened in Torresdale:

http-neastphilly-com-wp-content-uploads-2011-07-screen-shot-2011-07-22-at-2-58-15-pm-450x155-png

We’ve gone back and forth about whether the mainstream media pay attention to RNWN. This is proof Action News doesn’t, and also that its reporters aren’t paying attention to competing stations, either.

Torresdale residents, hope the headline “Arrest made in Torresdale knifepoint robbery” didn’t leave you worried and confused.

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.

Want a digest of WHYY’s programs, events & stories? Sign up for our weekly newsletter.

It will take 126,000 members this year for great news and programs to thrive. Help us get to 100% of the goal.