Buffet’s Railroad, Or XL Pipeline

Check out this sanitized headline. Can’t CNN bring themselves to use “crude oil” instead of  “flammable liquid?”

Train carrying flammable liquid derails, bursts into flames in Canada

(CNN) — A train pulling over 70 tankers of crude oil derailed and burst into flames in Canada early Saturday near the U.S. border.

The crude was being shipped to Maine in the United States. Why the omission in the headline? Please, let’s not call attention to the risk involved in moving crude oil via Warren Buffet’s railroad instead of a pipeline.

Link: Train carrying flammable liquid derails, bursts into flames in Canada – CNN.com.

Update 7/8/2013: Now the headline was changed, slightly edited story, same link. The product of seven CNN writers. The new headline is 1 dead, others missing after train derails, burns in Quebec

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