Friday, June 29, 2007
Police have found a car containing some kind of explosive parked near London's Piccadilly Circus.
You really have to give it to the cable news channels; they're never above ridiculous, confusing speculation and gross hyperbole during a breaking situation like this.
One has been using a graphic that reads: LONDON "BOMB" -- as if the city were being attacked by Doctor Evil (and also proving that the network has no idea what the hell is actually going on).
Another has labeled what was found a "POTENTIALLY VIABLE EXPLOSIVE DEVICE."
I'm not downplaying the threat that Londoners may have been facing, but you know what else is a potentially viable explosive device?