December 22, 2004

Same story, similar dumb headline, but this time with intentionality

Fox News reports: Homicide Bomb Suspected in Mosul Attack

"Investigators think a homicide bomber probably caused the blast that killed 22 people, including 13 American soldiers, at a U.S. base in Mosul Tuesday"

What tipped them off, the fact that there was a bomb and people were killed?

Oh wait, it's not just another unintentionally obvious headline like the one below, it's Fox News attempting to make a political point even if it means totally baffling the uninitiated reader. James Taranto of the Wall Street Journal, for crissake, has done his level best to stop this nonsense (scroll to "The Trouble With 'Homicide'") but Fox refuses to admit that its linguistic war is going badly and that even its traditional allies aren't getting on board. Hey, wait a second...

Posted by Daniel Radosh

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