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Death in the news

The only time the world "dead" belongs in the headline of a news story is when something that was formerly alive is no longer. A person, animal or plant. That's a legitimate use of the word in news. I can't think of another use that isn't some kind of revenge or spite. Because things that were never living can't be dead. Fred Wilson has a blog post about this today, which means it will probably be picked up on TechMeme, where a lot of former TechCrunchers, especially Mike Arrington, Steve Gillmor and MG Siegler will probably see it.
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Social Security Administration Accidentally Kills Off 14,000 Americans Each Year

News : The Inquisitr - News (3 years ago)

Every year the social security administration receives nearly 2.8 million death reports and a new study has revealed that for every 200 legitimate death reports they receive, they accidentally mark one very much alive person as dead... Read Post

Jon Chattman: Dead is a Four-Letter Word

News : Huffington Post (5 years ago)

I hate when news outlets break stories of celebrity deaths by simply coming up with a headline of the person's name followed by the word "dead" in all caps. Read Post

No, Dutch soccer legend Johan Cruyff is not dead

Sports : The Early Lead (yesterday)

This just in: Johan Cruyff, one of the greatest soccer players of his generation, is still very much alive. This news may have come as a surprise to readers of the Dutch newspaper Volksrant, which published out a story headlined “Jo... Read Post


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