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May 11, 2009

Lousy Subheadline of the Day

A subheadline in today's print edition of the International Herald Tribune reminds us that often headline writers have not a clue about the subject matter at hand:

Israeli development plan for fringe of Jerusalem includes historical spots

The plan in question concerns the area just south of the Old City, also referred to as the Holy Basin, the City of David, or Silwan.

It is in the center of Jerusalem, not the "fringe." A look at the New York Times' own map illustrates the point:

jerusalem iht headline.jpg

Posted by TS at May 11, 2009 05:08 AM


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