Sunday, September 03, 2006

Vigilante Mob Allegedly Beats, Kills Wrong Man

http://www.cnn.com/2006/US/09/02/fatal.beating.ap/index.html

Two sets of comments here. I won't even make the obvious one. How about the medium component, however, with CNN's headline? Seems severely misleading. To me, it implies that this mob came to the conclusion that it had been horribly wrong in identifying its victim. Reading the article, I'm not so sure the mob didn't really care that the guy they were beating didn't kill their friend. This was simply good old American blood thirstiness. I bet they'd do it again. Better, more accurate headline "Mob Allegedly Beats, Kills Man." Of course, I suppose CNN needs to distinguish its domestic headlines from its Iraq coverage.

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