Gates, Gates & Gates have headline writers baffled


Three famous gates.


This has to be some sort of record.

There are three different Gates headlines on New York Times stories dated July 25:

Gates Faults US on Data Privacy and Immigration
Obama, Gates and the American Black Man
Gates, in Visit to Israel, Will Find Iran Looming

Of course, the headlines refer to three different men named Gates.

I guess in journalism school, they don’t teach headline writers how to handle this kind of challenge.