spectator safety

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the sports section of the Times, neutrally titled "Fan Safety and Liability Debated in Puck Death  avoids taking a stands either for or against fan safety. Instead, the author, Edward Wong, discussed the debate itself, simply presented the legal obligations the N.H.L. in regards to spectator safety, whether or not Cecil's family could benefit from suing the Blue Jackets, and the implication of beefing up safety precautions. There is a terse paragraph describing what happened to cause her death, but seems like it is there merely to provide background rather than to influence the opinion of the reader. Cecil is never mentioned personally as "Brittanie , her picture does not accompany the article, nor does any other, and the article's most descriptive language is in quotes, which come from a Blue Jackets spokesman and three different legal experts. Because the article doesn't take a firm position, just states the legal precedent, which in most cases is unfavorable to fans, the reader is not necessarily moved to oppose safety revisions, but is moved to not care about them.

This is a supreme contrast to the article in Sports Illustrated, entitled "Put Up The Net . The author, Mic

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