Hysterical Headlines for May 30th – Nothing kills careers faster...

Hysterical Headlines (Funny or Absurd) for May 30th  Nothing kills careers faster than social media – ask Rosanne  

Bottom Line: Your daily doses of nonsense in the media and my takes on them... 

Excerpt:  In mid-February of 2014, two 17-year-old Marjory Stoneman Douglas students assaulted a 14-year-old baseball player near the high school stadium. They kicked the boy, a police report said, held him to the ground and simulated a sexual assault through the teen's clothing with a baseball bat. 

One of the assailants was Broward Sheriff Scott Israel's son, Brett Israel, according to the incident report. 

When the attack was reported to authorities, Brett Israel and the other 17-year-old, Anthony Broderick, were not arrested. They were suspended from the Parkland high school for three days based on the school's conclusion that they had committed a simple battery, and that the suspension was consistent with the Broward County School District's discipline "matrix." 

Hot Take: The effort to revisit this story and the attempt to conflate it with BSO's current issues is absurd. Almost as absurd as say three years' worth of chicken tender subs donated to Florida's Agriculture Commissioner leading to an attempted boycott of Publix and "die-in" protests.   

Hot Take: And that was sudden. All of those headlines happened within an hour yesterday. Roseanne made her own bed but the irony of the circumstance is notable. ABC's best performing sitcom in 24 years ended with a tweet. It's a reminder about how quickly a misguided comment in social media can impact your life. And it's also a reminder of these facts in a recent study by MRINetwork reputation Management. 

  • Social media conduct impacts 18% of hiring decisions 

  • Questionable behavior on social media is an issue in 39% of those hiring decisions, offensive social or political statements are an issue in 19% of those instances 

  • Only 48% of applicants have considered the impact of their social media activity for professional purposes 

In other words – non-notable versions of this type of stuff impacts people daily and many don't even know it's happening.  

Until Tomorrow... 

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