26 February 2008

The third option

Haaretz with another on-line editing blooper:

The blooper is not in the header text: when you open the linked article, what you see is:

But let's not dwell on the vagaries of being an on-line edition editor.

The happy news are that the bombastic headline, no matter who coined it, happens to be wrong. Neither Haaretz strategists nor Hamas thought in advance about the third option: that the whole brouhaha will turn out to become a political flop and some egg on Hamas' face.

Gaza siege protest yields disappointing turnout

A Palestinian attempt to draw international attention to Israel's siege on the Gaza Strip yielded a disappointing turnout Monday, with a few thousand, rather than the expected tens of thousands, forming a human chain of protest.