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Friday, April 18, 2003

Bag: Cat out

Yesterday, CNN's anticipatory obituaries of not dead Bob Hope and various political figures were inadvertently made available on the web. CNN isn't the only major news agency that pre-writes these obituaries. Two things. One, a lot of research goes into writing these obituaries. Nothing like heading off at the pass all the work that would have to be done to get an article up and running in the media when the event actually occurs. Two, and this may be a bit of a stretch, but one way to stretch someone's longevity is to write their obituary while they're still alive.

ABC News: CNN Blames Human Error for Obit Mistake

Smoking Gun with screenshots

Posted by Marie at April 18, 2003 6:05 PM