There was a time, before the largest then-daily newspaper in Alabama became not-daily and mostly online---when editors kept an eye on what made it under the newspaper's banner name.
The final arbiter of when someone died was the County Coroner. Nobody was dead until he or she said so.
Instead of waiting for official word, they quote a UAB Hospital type who got the wrong info from a family member---and end up reporting the death earlier, making for this headline on Saturday:
UAB running back Greg Bryant dies after injuries from gunshotBut later...
UAB says contrary to earlier statement, RB Greg Bryant still fighting for his life
The Blazers Running back DID die on Sunday.
I had a similar incident involving the death of a Montgomery County Board of Education member last year. A member of the Trenholm Technical College staff said she had died, but apparently not officially. She was till technically alive..and the coroner had not pronounced her dead.
The Lesson? Wait for the coroner.
"Trump says he was against the 2003 invasion of Iraq, but research by BuzzFeed found that he did express support for an attack. He said the White House even sent a delegation to tell him to tone down his statements —and we found that also to be false. Yet at least a dozen television hosts in the past two months allowed Trump to make this claim and failed to challenge him."The full WP column is HERE.
|Yes there are eight superheroes in the movie.|
"The Avengers are forced to choose — like some superhero-level voters — whether they want bigger or smaller government in their own lives in the aftermath of tragedy."See? Just like today.
Rolling Stone published a story last year about the origin of all of this men-in-capes stuff, including a YouTube clip from the series "Captain Marvel":
"The first true superhero movie arrived in 1941, in the shape of a 12-chapter serial from Republic Pictures: Adventures of Captain Marvel. Based on a Fawcett Comics hero who later ended up as part of the DC Comics roster..."
In part one, the Captain takes on some bad guys...people wearing Arabian headgear. Back to the future.
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