The lede of the LA Times’s assessment of Gustav’s impact on St. Paul, “Hurricane Gustav dampens mood at GOP convention site”:

Hurricane Gustav rained on the Republicans’ parade Sunday, dampening the mood among delegates from states on the Gulf Coast and far away.

Ha! Rained on their parade! Dampened their mood! Get it? Because Gustav’s a hurricane, and all? Hilarious!

Actually, no. Make that “totally inappropriate.”

Megan Garber is an assistant editor at the Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard University. She was formerly a CJR staff writer.