The truly odd and ill-conceived part of this story, however, is the preoccupation with the woman's status as a parent. That element of this presentation brings us to some questions:
- How is it relevant to the story that she was a mother?
- Is that fact so pertinent that it should be in the headline?
- In the lead of the story?
- If the person in the story had been a man, would CNN's headline be "Dad cuffed, found dead after missing flight"? It seems unlikely.