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by Peter Moskos

March 4, 2011

The Headline You Never See

"An Angry Man Is Met by a Smart, Experienced Police Team"

But this headline is real. And it's not from the Onion.

It's from the New York Times. The story is by Al Baker. I did not know, as his bio says, that he's the son of a police officer. Maybe that's why his stories are generally more nuanced and intelligent than your average reporter's.


suz said...

I am STUNNED! How did that get past the editors?

PCM said...

Editors write the headlines, not the authors. Maybe we've uncovered part of a greater conspiracy!

Anonymous said...

Italian Policemen Decide Not To Shoot Italian Guy Going Crazy With A Handgun

Anonymous said...

^ ^
/|\ Tru'dat /|\
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PCM said...

Yeah, right. No doubt they all got together afterward to eat pasta and cannolis and sing Louis Prima songs.

MisguidedPotential said...

A good ending but I would never just take fire without shooting unless there were civilians/hostages involved.