Headline of the day (and perhaps the millennium)

NEW BOOK SHOWS BIN LADEN WAS A WILD SEX MACHINE WHO LOVED TO PLEASE THE LADIES.

This writing in this story has to be experienced to be believed. It is as perfect a specimen of tabloidese as you’re ever likely to read. Sample sentence:

Bin Laden was also a big fan of caffeinated colas, which probably allowed him to keep up his energy as he made sweet love to his many ladies all night.

I realize this stuff is as likely to be part of a disinformation campaign as it is to be fact, but I for one sure hope this part is true:

Bin Laden also reportedly used Just for Men hair dye to keep his greying beard black, presumably to make the ladies happy.

Kathleen Geier

Kathleen Geier is a writer and public policy researcher who lives in Chicago. She blogs at Inequality Matters. Find her on Twitter: @Kathy_Gee