The NYT's strange coverage of a movie theater shooting

January 14, 2014

An argument over texting at the movies ended in a cellphone user’s death, when a retired police officer in the audience shot him at a theater near Tampa, Fla., on Monday afternoon, the authorities said.


The killing underscored the increased debate about when to use smartphones in public.

The emphasis is mine, because I didn’t want you to miss it. Yeah, you read that right. The italicized statement has since been removed from the article, but take a moment to browse the comments and you can clearly see that the damage has been done. My favorite:

Are you joking? Am I reading The Onion by mistake?