Americans slain by U.S. forces on hijacked yacht, according to CNN

Via CNN: Americans slain by captors on hijacked yacht; pirates killed, arrested

Very sad news, but based on one of the CNN Staff writer’s paragraphs, you’d think the Americans were actually killed by U.S. forces:

Ship owners Jean and Scott Adam and Phyllis Macay and Bob Riggle were found shot by U.S. forces who boarded the vessel about 1 a.m. ET, officials said

Emphasis added.

I know what the writer meant—that the Americans who were shot were found by U.S. forces—but it definitely does not read that way.

UPDATE: And look at that, CNN has already edited the paragraph to the following:

Ship owners Jean and Scott Adam and Phyllis Macay and Bob Riggle were found shot after U.S. forces boarded the vessel about 1 a.m. ET, officials said.

Definitely better.

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John McCain’s stance on “don’t ask, don’t tell”

Political cartoon by Ann Telnaes

Fucking hilarious.

What about the passengers?

U.S. Dept. of Transportation Wants to Disable Phones in Cars (via Phonescoop.com)

Ok, but what about the passengers? Are their phones disabled too?