The front page of today’s (print edition) New York Times has the following lead headline in the upper right:

Christie Faces Scandal on Traffic Jam Aides Ordered”

That strikes me as a very odd headline.  “Facing” a “scandal” is not a reportable fact – is it?  Where, exactly, is this scandal?  The answer, of course, is: it’s in the rest of the article.  The article is in fact helping to create the scandal, detailing all of the recent charges and counter-charges involving Christie, while the headline says it’s already out there, somewhere.  Very, very peculiar.


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