Wednesday, March 19, 2003

Scoop of the century to follow

Headline from the (Kitimat) Northern Sentinel earlier this month: Christ the King to hold parish mission. That should be worth page one...unless it really means, as the story notes, that the local Roman Catholic "Christ the King" Parish will hold a mission in the parish.

I wonder if the editor considered the other meaning. That reminds me of an apocryphal anecdote that I read somewhere about a reporter for a U.S. newspaper who was covering a flood or some mine disaster and wrote the lead paragraph, "God looked down and wept as the...mine collapsed..."

The reporter's editor is said to have wired back to the reporter "Forget disaster. Interview God."