Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Tough Headline Counts

This time, it's the NY Times which seems to be having headline problems. (I've been on a rant about the AP). Versions of this AP story appearing elsewhere this morning carry a correct headline. The language of the headlines is consistent across the internet, but somehow, at the Times, the number in the headline is lower.
This is the first time I've seen a discrepancy between the head and the story in the Times, but I have noticed over the last several months that the Times routinely comes in with lower number when it comes to Iraq. All the wires will be reporting a certain body count; the Times will weigh in with something lower. I don't know if they're somehow doing their own count, or they're just being conservative. But it's worth watching.
Baghdad Police Find 65 Bodies in 24 Hours
Published: March 14, 2006
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Police found at least 72 bodies killed by gunfire in Baghdad in the past 24 hours -- a gruesome wave of apparent sectarian reprisal attacks in some of the capital's most dangerous neighborhoods, officials said Tuesday.

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