How to Cram an Editorial into a Headline

Hmmm, "Army shoots down old bovine during Ilicit flight attempt." ... think that will 'fly'?

Posted by mdmhvonpa at May 18, 2004 12:09 PM

No, no, they were going for completeness on this one, I just know it!

Posted by Jeremiah at May 18, 2004 12:46 PM

I've yet to read the fact that these shells are SPECIFICALLY manufactured to carry biological or chemical payloads. You do not modify an existing artillery shell, you manufacture it for the specified purpose. If the shell was manufactured in 1991, then there was still an active biological/chemical weapons program at that time.

Posted by Jim G. at May 19, 2004 6:08 AM

If the NYT says the shell was manufactured in 1991, then they are making it up - just like the LAT. There was zero indication of the date of manufacture from the press conference.

Posted by blaster at May 19, 2004 2:21 PM