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March 17, 2008

A Really Bad Headline

When it comes to misleading (but factually accurate) headlines, it doesn't get worse than this:

Border guards open fire at group of Sudanese crossing into Israel, wound one man (AP, today)

One's natural assumption, without reading the article, is that Israeli border guards fired at the Sudanese. In actuality, as the accompanying article reports:

Egyptian border guards opened fire Monday and wounded a Sudanese man who was part of a group of five men trying to illegally cross into Israel just south of the Rafah border crossing point, a security official said.

Posted by TS at March 17, 2008 07:47 AM


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