Yesterday, a Palestinian terrorist drove his car into a crowd of people waiting for a train. A three-month old baby was killed. A police officer shot the fleeing murderer. The Associated Press (AP) found it appropriate to report the story with the following headline.
If that’s not the most ridiculous journalistic account of an event, I don’t know what is.
Well done, AP. The headline has since been changed. Too little, too late.
On that note, let’s take a look back at the top 11 AP headlines throughout history.
11. Titanic Assaults Iceberg
10. Princess Di Terrorizes Streets of Paris
9. Distant Moon Invaded by Colonizers
8. Crippled Jedi Attacked by Own Son
7. Scientists Ethnically Cleanse Polio
6. Noah Abducts Entire Animal Kingdom
5. John Lennon Drives Fan to Crime
4. President Kennedy Causes Traffic Jam
3. Twin Towers Delay Flights
2. Abraham Lincoln Interrupts Play
1. Yitzchak Rabin Ruins Peace Rally
Screw you, Associated Press. Report the news. Leave your biases out of it.