Most newspaper work is less thrilling than the climax of "State of Play" (worst movie title ever?) described below.
More typical is the reaction I had during the previews, when Tom Hanks in the upcoming "Angels and Demons" said the Catholic Church had ordered a "brutal massacre." My instant thought: What's the difference between a brutal massacre and a run-of-the-mill massacre? Would it be possible to have an "amiable massacre"?
That's how newspaper work warps your mind.