AOL's day today - "800 schools close" to watch Raoul Moat shootout
Hats off to AOL (yes, they still exist) for their coverage of the Raoul Moat manhunt in the North East of England. An AOL contributor decided to quote from reputable news source The News Grind (which is also carrying today's other leading story Frantic search for Time Team’s Tony Robinson – missing presumed buried):
AOL went on to quote directly from The News Grind article, without stopping for a moment to consider what it is they're quoting:
“I can scarcely wait for the climax,” confirmed Elsie White, 77, as she raced back to her house after picking up some toffees and copies of today’s paper from a local newsagent featuring the blood-soaked face of a police officer allegedly shot by Moat.
“We haven’t had a live event like this to enjoy for quite some time and there’s only old Doctors episodes on at this time of day.”
Families have been collecting children from schools and nurseries throughout the day so they could watch together, as expectations reached fever pitch that a violent firearms confrontation was imminent. Over 800 schools have closed across the country as a result.