Michael Totten


Via Dr. Frank and Mary at Exit Zero comes this “story” in the Washington Post.

AP Kills Limbaugh Painkillers Story
The Associated Press
Saturday, January 3, 2004; 5:06 PM
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Please kill the story Limbaugh-Painkillers, V9991.
Rush Limbaugh has not been charged with doctor shopping.
A kill is mandatory.
Make certain the story is not used.

This is posted at the Washington Post as a news article. Who knows how long it will be there? But it’s there at the time of this posting.
Mistakes like this can happen even at the best newspapers. What’s really downright strange about this is that the “story” has a dateline, and a copy-editor actually put a headline on it.