Other Monday news highlights
Speaking of Ferguson, bureaucrats there are demanding high fees to turn over city files related to the shooting of Michael Brown -- as in "nearly 10 times the cost of some of their own employees' salaries" (1,328 shares). Columnist Connie Schultz responds, "Like waving bloody tenderloin to a lion. #Ferguson thinks price-gouging journalists for govt files will work?" LA Times national reporter Matt Pearce predicts, "If the city of Ferguson keeps treating the Sunshine Law like this, eventually somebody is going to sue them."
We also deeply regret to report that The Washington Post's famed Ben Bradlee is now in hospice care. "Ben Bradlee, one of the great newspaper editors, in hospice care for Alzheimer's. Sally Quinn says he's not depressed," media critic Howard Kurtz shares at Fox News.
Finally, this NYT tearjerker from Rachel Swarns has everyone talking: 3 Jobs, Plenty of Dreams and the Fatal Consequences of One Dangerous Decision (11,555 shares). "Absolutely heartbreaking and infuriating glimpse of American inequality," colleague Jim Yardley calls it. "This story," was all NBC News' Cassandra Vinograd could tweet.
Lest we leave you on that discomfiting note, however, Buzzfeed reminds us that Donald Trump just accidentally retweeted a photo of British serial killers (265 shares).