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Opening Arguments

Troubled bridge over water

The difference between art and journalism.

Thornton Wilder, contemplating the collapse of a bridge that killed five people: Who were they? How did they live? Why did they die? Was it the divine hand of God or merely random fate? What does it all mean?

News accounts of bridge collapse in Minneapolis: It's not terrorism! Really!

The disclaimer in this story,

The collapse did not appear to be terrorism-related,

did not come until the end of the seventh paragraph. Most accounts have it a lot higher.

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