Headline Muse, 8/21

He’s captured; he’s cornered; he’s fled
He’s packing, surrendered, or dead
I’m skipping the headlines—
No journalist deadlines—
I’ll read it on Twitter instead

Headline: Rebels Close In On Libyan Capital

The real story is that news organizations are, as they were with the death of Bin Laden, clearly a second or third in the race to report. Of course, Twitter is more of a rumor-storm than a news outlet; CNN half an hour behind, but are they using that time to be more certain?

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