Friday, February 04, 2005

THE GAP BETWEEN THE HEADLINE AND THE STORY: The headline: Dave Matthews Donates $1M to Charity [Yahoo News/Associated Press]
The actual story: A concert featuring the Dave Matthews Band raised a million dollars; so the donation was actually from Dave Matthews Band fans. God alone knows they don't have much going for them, they should at least be allowed their generosity acknowledged rather than just ascribed to Mr. Matthews.

The cash, by the way, will go towards summer camp for sick kids, a playground and programs for the homeless. It is in an impressive sum the DMB helped raise there; a working definition of "out of evil commeth good", we guess.