Can’t decide between being a CNN journalist or the hack who writes the crash, explosion and car chase scenes for direct-to-DVD action movies? The good news is that both careers utilize the same skill set, so you can train for both at the same time!
You may have noted the hot breaking item of the day:
Yankees pitcher’s plane crashes into Manhattan high-rise
POSTED: 5:23 p.m. EDT, October 11, 2006
• NEW: Yankees pitcher Cory Lidle only person aboard plane, FBI said
• NEW: Lidle’s passport found on street below crash site
• Emergency call from plane indicated a possible fuel problem
• FDNY confirms at least one person was killed
NEW YORK (CNN) — Yankees pitcher Cory Lidle was the sole person aboard the plane that crashed Wednesday into a high-rise apartment building in New York, FBI officials told CNN.
Emergency responders found his passport in the street below, the officials said. (Story.)
The best stuff comes when they link to a couple multimedia clips. Check the carnival barker act in the link text:
- (Watch witness accounts of cascading fireballs and a plane split in half — 1:58 Video)
- (Watch the orange flames ravage the apartment — 1:50)
Unfortunately, there’s no option for “watch child with hair on fire run screaming from the building” or “watch as falling bodies immolate before hitting street like a Hefty bag stuffed with pig intestines,” but maybe in a few days we can click on “watch coroner saw into crispy-fried remains of major league pitcher.”
And wonder why CNN.com is no longer my home page?