BBC: Frenzy builds for German 'cannibal' trial (02-Dec-03)

I do wish the BBC would stop over-using quotation marks to denote 'the implied questionable'. Check out their news site any time, day or night, and I think it's a fairly safe bet that you'll see at least one headline with quotation marks used in this way.

Regarding the headline quoted above, the German man in question admits killing another man and eating bits of him. There really is no need for the quotation marks: he's a cannibal.

Filed under: Nonsense

Richard Carter

A fat, bearded chap with a Charles Darwin fixation.

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