More Breaking News Follies

We used to make fun of CNN’s Breaking News alerts, but now the Chicago Tribune has taken the cake.

What qualifies as “Breaking News” in Chicago:

    —–Original Message—–
    From: Tribune Alerts
    Sent: Wednesday, April 16, 2008 3:02 PM
    To: [REDACTED]
    Subject: 70 at last

    For the first time in 178 days — since October — Chicago’s official temperature has topped 70 degrees.