CNN has the full take. What's great is that CNN has to use the word "allegedly" in front of any crime. So you get reporting that goes:
With motor fluid spraying their faces and the weight of a car numbing their bodies, two Nevada college students struggled to stay calm after a drunk driver allegedly tore into their home, ripping them from their slumber.Allegedly? I think the photos of the car inside the house, the ER calls, the testimony from the College students, etc. all add up to a fairly convincing story.
Kristin Palmer and Trent Wood were asleep in their home last week when a motorist allegedly drove into their bedroom around 4 a.m., mistakenly believing it was his ex-girlfriend's home.
I wonder what the protocol is for this type of tone. If a bombing goes off somewhere, should they say it's an "alleged" bombing? If there is a suicide bomber involved; did he "allegedly" cause the explosion? Or do you only need to use "allegedly" if there is a criminal case involved? In which case; it's a little odd that the factual circumstances behind an event must be discussed with an ambiguous tone as soon someone investigates the case.
I mean, if we can't be sure about whether or not someone drove a car into a home; what basis does CNN have for any of their stories?