Tuesday, March 03, 2009

The Cream of Indian Journalism

Well, it IS the Times so I supposed it's more like the skim milk, but still. In an online article, which doesn't need to fill inches, and was about two pages long as well, I found:

Pakistani authorities were providing helicopters to evacuate the Sri Lankan
team, which announced they would return home immediately.

Sri Lanka is to immediately pull its national cricket team out of Pakistan
following the gun attack, Sri Lanka cricket chief Duleep Mendis said.

"We are providing helicopters to evacuate the team from the ground to an
air base from where they will leave," Salman Taseer, the governor of Punjab
province of which Lahore is the capital, told reporters.


  1. I've read such reports SO many times in the TOI!

  2. Hahaha... those were the days. As a sub, you'd be caught between wanting to scratch the entire thing out and give it the one-line space it deserves and the realisation that you will then be faced with a gaping hole. After reading so many of those kind of reports, you begin to think they're normal and move on.