Your weird news sickened me

I have a comment regarding one of the stories in the News of the Weird [Oct. 14 issue]. Being a father of a two, a 21-month-old boy and 7-month-old girl, I was horrified by a story. It was in reference to a mother in Texas who left her children aged 6, 5 and 1-year-old at home alone to fend for themselves. Then [I] read that, later, the 1-year-old was found dead. This is a subject only a parent can understand. … To look at my kids and think that I would do that to them sickens me.

I'm sorry to see such horrible stories in your paper. I enjoyed reading them at lunch to relax me, but this made me sick to my stomach. I wish someone would take a minute to look at how you post some stories in your paper. I understand we can't protect everyone, but kids are a different story to me.

I appreciate your time.

— Mike Louis
Mills River

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2 thoughts on “Your weird news sickened me

  1. brebro

    I likewise would like to complain to the Xpress for today’s News of the Weird item that describes a man calling police to report a half-eaten piece of pizza in close proximity to himself, which he purported to be left there to harass him. This upset me greatly to think I could have also done something this embarrassingly nutty and stupid. Why can’t the Xpress be more sensitive to the needs of hypersensitive crybabies????!!

  2. Carrie

    I, too, have a problem with the MX! Mr. Louis’ comments are right on and at the same time completely sicken ME! He speaks of a subject that ‘only a parent can understand’. I don’t have children and since I don’t I am completely disgusted by the way the MX just allows him to “say stuff” about “things” that “happened” that were not, nor ever will be, directed at ME! All future articles should be about things that will or will not do!! Especially the ones that are JOKES!

    Happy Halloween, Mr. Louis:)

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