It's just this little chromium switch, here... (derspatchel) wrote,
It's just this little chromium switch, here...
derspatchel

This one's for you, Gaffin: DEWEY DEFEATS TRUMAN DEFEATS DEWEY

It's common practice for news media to prepare breaking news writeups in advance, especially in the case of court verdicts or similar one-or-the-other type deals. They write up one for each outcome so it's ready to go as soon as the decision's known.

What's not so common is for the news media to get so excited about an impending headline that they decide to share both writeups in advance with the reading public. Consider, for example, this screenshot I took of boston.com's front page, mere minutes before the Zacarias Moussaoui sentence was read today. It's obviously the work of an overeager copy monkey:

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Click to enlarge, eh -- spatch.net don't seem to be resolving today

I guess that's what you call showing both sides of the issue.
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