Wednesday, September 22, 2004

Outrageous Headline du Jour

We learn this from BBC News:
US in shock over hostage deaths

America has woken up in shock to the news that both the US hostages being held by militants in Iraq have been killed by their captors....
Unfortunately, Americans aren't shocked. Shock is "the feeling of distress and disbelief that you have when something bad happens accidentally." Americans, by and large, were expecting the hostages to be beheaded. There was nothing sudden or accidental about the beheadings.

"Outraged" is the right word, BBC. Get a dictionary.