Stupid Things People Do: Mistake the United States for the “Whole World”

Yahoo news displayed this intriguing headline today:

How the world’s newspapers covered Colorado theater massacre on their front pages

After you click on it, the following pictures and snippets of various headlines around the “world” are seen:

I know the United States considers itself the alpha and omega of the world – probably the universe – holding a privileged position among all other nations, cultures and mortals, but since when do various cities across North America constitute the whole world?  Journalism at its best I guess.

Update

Ever since I posted the above, Yahoo! News went ahead and corrected the headline to say

How newspapers covered Colorado theater massacre on their front pages

 

But here ‘s a screenshot of the original screen anyway:

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