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That's NOT Entertainment! - Elf M. Sternberg
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That's NOT Entertainment!
Complaining about the quality of journalism in The National Enquirer is certainly tilting at an entire modern windfarm, but this week's edition has to count as one of the most decisively poor (in both quality and taste) examples of editorial dereliction in recent memory.

The headline reads: "Osama's Last Minutes! He Cried And Begged For His Life."

As has been reported from many sites, Bin Laden was not to be killed if he conspicuously surrendered. The rules of engagement were crafted to minimize the deaths of women and children, and if everything went peacefully, the SEALs would not have had to open fire at all.

What bothers me most about this is how bloodthirsty even The National Enquirer seems to expect its readers to have become. I hear Maximus roaring in the background, "Are you not entertained?"

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