Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Just a little hometown bias?

This is the pretty awful story of how four people were allegedly murdered by "an aspiring rapper." It appeared in the September 23, 2009 edition of the Herald-Mail newspaper on page A1. Here we see "Aspiring rap singer suspected in killings" and "aspiring rapper . . . is a suspect in the death."

On page A6, the paper published the AP version of the story. It says the rapper was into "a subculture of violent, macabre music."

Still in the same article, it goes on further to say that he "rapped about killing, maiming, and mutilating other people." So after you're finished reading "killing," "death," "violent," "macabre," "maiming," and "mutilating" and associating that with a rapper, you can flip the paper below the fold on page A6 and read the following headline.

Yup. The GOP raps! Who knew? I don't really think it was intentional effort, but one does wonder over the choice of "raps" versus, say, "scolds," assuming "rebukes" wouldn't fit.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010 

Category: Life