03 December 2009

headline of the month

Pilgrims in Ireland have been visiting the Marian Shrine in the village of Knock in County Mayo. The Irish Times reported that on 31 October, about 10 000 people attended a supposed apparition of the Virgin Mary, where people claimed to see the sun shimmering, changing colour and “dancing in the sky”. As a result, there has been a rise in eye damage.

Australia's ABC could not resist an appropriate headline
Irish pilgrims blinded by the light
No other media outlet saw the light.

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