April 24, 2006

Adventures in Headline Writing!

A terrible story, made all the worse by this clumsy headline: Phoenix police shoot dead hostage taker.

Why would police shoot someone who's already dead? Or, alternatively, someone who takes dead hostages?

Posted by Terry Oglesby at April 24, 2006 09:56 AM

One less goblin on the streets, no costs for incarceration. What's not to like. I do feel bad for the gentleman held hostage and hope Safeway gives him the long term care he will need.

Posted by: Anthony von Krag at April 24, 2006 04:59 PM