Misinformation: Metafilter jumped on the

: Metafilter jumped on the same white-van story this morning under the headline, “Sniper Suspect Arrested in Richmond, VA.”

But nobody said that. A van was hauled away. A man was taken into custody. Nobody said a sniper suspect was arrested.

A pro would know how to handle this; it’s just a trick of the trade. But those tricks do have value.

: Meanwhile, Wired reports on blog reporting on the sniper, quoting MIA blogger Ken Layne.