Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Some Headlines

The Austrian case of a man holding his daughter a prisoner under his house for decades has come to court. Some headlines from yesterday's papers:

Incestuous Austrian Father Admits Wrongdoing in Court

Incest trial begins for man charged with imprisoning daughter for 24 years

Austrian incest father pleads not guilty to murder

Trial for Austrian Incest Dad Begins

And so on. I understand that he is probably being tried for the incest part first, but those headlines still grate me because they suggest that it might somehow have been better if this man had kidnapped a total stranger, raped her 3000 times and kept her imprisoned underground for over two decades. The incest part appears to be the very least of his crimes.