Those Poor Census Takers and TV Producers!

I’ve kept this story open in my browser for days, intending to do a blog post about it. Today is that day.

Can anyone tell me a good way to convey the challenge that homelessness presents to census takers, in the space of one headline? Maybe “Census Challenges Bring Homelessness Into Stark Relief?” Something like that? Not this:

This was right after I broke Howard Kurtz’s chops on Twitter for a similarly phrased observation:

The true measure of this tragedy RT @HowardKurtz: J.D. Salinger dies: Tough for TV since there are no sound bites of him being interviewed.

Brevity truly is the soul of wit, even unintentionally.