haunting = 'scary; disturbing'

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Wed Dec 5 15:52:28 UTC 2012

OK, mayb I'm jumping the gun on this.

However, CNN reports that the N.Y. Post is being criticized for running a
front-page (or in today's jargon "cover") photo of a man about to be run
over by a subway train. The headline reads "DOOMED!" and the subhead tells
us truthfully that the poor slob is "about to die!"

A later CNN crawl described the photo simply as "haunting."


"If the truth is half as bad as I think it is, you can't handle the truth."

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