Monday, December 26, 2005

Stating the painfully obvious, headline division

You know, headline writing just doesn't get any more redundant than this.

Courtesy of a copy editor at ABC News, we get this sterling example: "Virginia Man Who Killed Four Had Mental Problems."

Let's see...

Nathan W. Cheatham:

Killed his mother on Christmas Day, then...

Drove 10 miles to the home of some family friends, where he...

Fired 50 shots, killing three more people.

Mental problems...

You think?

2 insisted on sticking two cents in:

Blogger Joel offered these pearls of wisdom...

Hey, they (the reporters) can't immediately jump the gun and make an opinion. Maybe it wasn't mental. Drugs? Emotions a bit more extreme than usual? Being controlled by aliens ;-)

1:02 PM  
Anonymous The Survival Gourmet offered these pearls of wisdom...

That's about as dumb as "$100 Million Lotto Winner is Happy."

4:52 PM  

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