Speaking of disregarding previous statements...

CBS apparently buried former First Lady Barbara Bush while she is sill breathing. However, it didn't quite happen in that way as the webpage had the title:

“DO NOT PUBLISH – Former first lady Barbara Bush d*es at age 92 DO NOT PUBLISH.”

That was a mock up, in preparation for the actual announcement. It is not unusual for media outlets to pre-write these kinds of obits to be ready at a moment's notice.

In my first book, I had discussed these kinds of jumping the gun obits -- but in this case, it is more than obvious that this was a dress rehearsal revealed too soon rather than an actual misreporting.

It's still a creepy thing to see, though...