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Wednesday, August 10, 2005

India Uncut Nugget 13

I know it is the practice of journalists to put the end of the story at the beginning and call it a headline. I know that journalism largely consists of saying "Lord Jones Dead" to people who never knew that Lord Jones was alive. Your present correspondent thinks that this, like many other journalistic customs, is bad journalism...
From "The Purple Wig" by GK Chesterton, one of the stories in the collection "The Wisdom of Father Brown". Also collected in the superb "The Best of Father Brown".

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