Great Moments in Headline Writing
May 31, 2002: The Birmingham News not only calls congressional candidate Artur Davis by his first name, it misspells it.
The campaign for the Democratic nomination (which is the same as the general election, since no Republican is running) in the Alabama 7th has turned ugly. Congressman Earl Hilliard, who is in the fight of his life, said — on live TV — that his opponent was forced to resign from the attorney general’s office (Davis never worked there; he’s a former federal prosecutor) after an accusation of date rape. The campaign has already been marked by a lot of out-of-state money (meaning more commercials) and Hilliard getting in trouble for not supporting a resolution supporting Israel.