Tricky, Detroit Free Press. Very tricky.
Yesterday I was browsing the Interwebs and came across a headline on the aforementioned Freep: "Slain Sex Offender Jailed for Molesting His Grandson."
I squealed with delight! Not at the prospects of someone molesting their grandson because that is wrong and inexcusable BUT at the illogical story implied in the headline.
Someone put a dead guy in jail? Was he dead when he was molesting? During the trial? Did they call the corpse to the witness stand?
Yeah okay; morbid and not exactly the most hilarious thing ever, but I figured I could milk it for a blog post at the very least.
I saved the URL figuring I would circle back around today for a little fun at the expense of the Free Press' headline writers.
So imagine my shock, indignation and disappointment when I clicked on the link to find that the headline had changed to infinitely more plausible "Slain Man Had Molested Grandson"!
How am I supposed to poke fun at these people if they can just correct their mistakes?
For those of you wondering if I made it all up, if that headline had never actually existed, you can see the remnants in the URL itself: http://freep.com/article/20090824/NEWS03/90824068/1318/Slain-sex-offender-jailed-for-molesting-grandson.
Proof, Free Press. Proof.
Also, condolences to the family.