Friday, October 12, 2007

Oddly worded headline of the day award

Yahoo's homepage greeted me with this AP headline today:

"Ailing Myanmar Prime Minster Dead at 59."

Is it nitpicky to point out that one cannot be "ailing" and "dead" at the same time? I read that and a little Monty Python voice in my head said, "Perhaps he died while they were reporting it." That would be cutting-edge news reporting, wouldn't it? "Ailing Prime Minister Will, By the Time You Get to the End of This Sentence, Be Dead."

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