America has never felt so fractured and frustrated, so very divided.
Last week, I was reminded of just how high tensions are - and how the media is often the flashpoint for igniting the flames.
On Monday, the Times Free Press published a stand-alone photo (a photo with no story) of two men using leaf blowers, fall leaves flying everywhere. It was a nice photo intended to capture the season. The page designer placed a headline on top of the photo that said, "Time to leave." He thought he'd used a cute play on words.
Unfortunately, some members of our community interpreted it differently. Some found the headline highly offensive, even racist.