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.
Via Volokh Conspiracy