moving beyond “man bites dog” news

On March 15, 2011, the New York Post reported:

TEL AVIV — A snake that bit Israeli model and actress Orit Fox in the chest has died of silicone poisoning from her surgically enhanced breasts.

Spanish TV channel Telecinco’s footage shows the model fondling the serpent for a feature last month on Israeli DJ Shmulik Tayar’s radio show.

Google News has about 34 articles covering this story, plus some blog posts that correct the facts. The Internet is helping to return the world to the golden age of public-interest journalism.

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