Thursday, 29 September 2011
A catchy headline
Some time last summer kids were invited to a friend. This friend had a relative (a young man) coming and they all had an excellent time. Few days after that the young man was murdered. Unfortunately things like that happen even in relatively crime-free parts of the world. A local newspaper really surprised me in describing the event (at least twice) in the following terms: "a 20-year-old man has admitted the manslaughter of a teenager." The victim was 19 years old. Obviously the difference in age was minimal but to get a catchy headline the paper would stop at nothing.