Talk About Burying the Lede
Kudos to the Times for daring to put the truth in a headline!
I’d been ignoring the story of the slaughter in Paris yesterday. Hell, I almost never read about the ones in Israel anymore. The details are depressing in their unimportance, and just plain depressing. Some nut with a gun and an agenda and a deathwish.
But cruising through the Times, I actually stopped to read the story.
CNN buried the one essential fact in the eighth graf.
Canada.com was better, putting it in the third paragraph.
Ha’aretz saved it for the fourth.
The New York Times didn’t see fit to mention it at all.
What am I talking about, you ask? The shooter was an activist in the local Green Party.