09 Jul 2010

Weasel Words Headline Award

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To CNN:

“Washington and Russia agree to swap intelligence gatherers”

I can just see the historical headlines:

“British hang American intelligence gatherer Nathan Hale.”

“Intelligence gatherers Julius and Ethel Rosenberg electrocuted at Sing Sing.”

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Genius

They had to write “intelligence gatherers” because the spies had not actually been charged with espionage.

But you’re absolutely right.



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