Overkill

Today, in my inbox, I received the following “Breaking News” alert from Yahoo:

Pope Benedict XVI makes first Sunday window appearance of his papacy.

How does this qualify as breaking news? A few weeks ago, when Ratzinger was elected, there was a lot of legitimate news that came out on that day and the days following. This though, in my opinion, doesn’t merit a “breaking news” label.

What’s next?

‘Pope, wearing funny hat, heads to woods in search of a bear to put an age old question to rest.’

Enough already.

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