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Cross Burning Update

The case of the man who burned a cross on his lawn in order to get sympathy and donations has had another follow-up written about it focused on the fact that hoaxes undermine real racial issues.

The original article leads with a description of waking up to the cross burning (by the guy who did it). The follow-up starts out similarly with another member of the family looking out and seeing the patch of ground where it happened. It then summarizes the main news story in three paragraphs before going into the analysis by civil rights activists and neighbors.It advances the news by giving new information on the families reactions and documenting the legal repercussions. It closes with the point of the article, that these incidents distract from real incidents.