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Obits: dead people and sometimes, dead writers

I’m a bit late on this now, but I thought I would point it out anyway.

I’m a bit late on this now, but I thought I would point it out anyway. The Washington Post’s obituary of Gerald Ford was co-written by a reporter who died almost a year ago.How does this happen? Newspapers always have pre-prepared obits for important public figures and certainly so if they are older. I don’t find this to be a flop at all and certainly less so than the many number of pubic figures who’s deaths have been prematurely announced when their obits appeared in the morning paper.Hat tip: Drudge (and later Wonkette)

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