Breaking News: Fidel Castro Still Alive

Like Chevy Chase's old Weekend Update quip, "Generalissimo Francisco Franco is still dead!" the coverage of any inkling that Fidel Castro is still alive has become something of a joke. Take this absolutely ridiculous Associated Press headline (which also ran on the Herald's website): "Photo shows Fidel Castro outside, in dress shirt."

Could you imagine that headline written about anyone else? Maybe some trendy clothes-horse's fashion choices are headline news for certain style blogs, but they'd probably come up with something better. Anyway, Fidel Castro is still alive, and here he is in a red dress shirt, outside, with Wu Bangguo, leader of China's parliament.

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