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Friday, April 25, 2003

A Special Treat For Readers Of The Dead Tree NY Times

A breakthrough moment for the front page of the NY Times, as they finally let the editor of "The Onion" take over.

Front and center on the front page is a photo from Iraq. In the background are several Iraqi men. The focal point, resting on the sand in the foreground, is a human skull. And why does the Times present this to its readers on a Friday morning? Directly underneath and to the left is a story headlined "Threat Gone, Iraqis Unearth Hussein's Nameless Victims". Fair enough.

However, directly underneath and to the right of the skull photo is the headline which caught my eye - "Bush Says Arms Will Be Found, With Iraqi Aid". Well, of course we will find the arms - we already have a "head" start!


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