September 13, 2008

Nitpick-a-rama: Stupid Headline on CNN

While visiting CNN's website, I noticed this over on the side bar:

"24 corpses found shot in Mexico?!?" What sick bastard would shoot ONE corpse, let alone dig up two dozen to shoot? Why would anyone shoot someone who is already dead?

They wouldn't, and didn't. Someone shot 24 people, and their corpses were found later. They weren't corpses at the time they were shot. The facts of the story are very different than what CNN's headline would have you believe. Corpses were found, but no one had been shooting corpses.

Better headlines:
"24 shooting victims found dead"
"Corpses of 24 murder victims found"
"Shooting leaves 24 corpses"

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