Unfortunate Star Tribune headline on elderly abuse

Categories: Media, Media beefs

Elderly abuse isn't funny. It's a growing problem. We're glad the Star Tribune is paying it some attention.

But you have to wonder how the paper's editors let a headline out the door in this morning's print editions that appeared to make light of the phenomenon through goofy word play: Elder Abuse: A Growing Beat.

Here's today's front page:

Who's beating who?

Maybe it's not so surprising, given that it's part of a series on the growing impact of aging baby boomers on Minnesota that some other wag at the Strib decided to name "The Twilight Zone."

Because, you know, boomers are stuck between the light and shadow, between science and superstition, between the pit of man's fears and the summit of his knowledge.

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