Category Archives: Headlines

ABC News, Gingrich’s Daughters Say ‘Open Marriage’ Charges ‘Not True’: Pretty Dumb Story

This is the headline from the ABC News website: Gingrich Daughters: ‘Open Marriage’ Charge ‘Simply Not True’ Hey, they are his daughters. They obviously want to refute the allegations against him. Frankly, I don’t care to even talk about the … Continue reading

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Ouch! Awkward Ad vs. Headline for Sinking Cruise Ship

There’s a lot of sadness and bewilderment surrounding the story of a sinking cruise ship with an allegedly cowardly captain. And for a newspaper, it’s understandably a headline story. But, um, advertising sometimes doesn’t jibe with editorial. The image is … Continue reading

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Corn Porn

I tend to agree with the original tweet … this is a terrifying headline from the Iowa Caucus. ROMNEY, PAUL AND SANTORUM IN 3-WAY

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Euphemistic Language: Penn State Story is NOT Just a “Sex Scandal”

I have to agree: Media criticized: Penn State isn’t a ‘sex scandal’ Self-proclaimed “tech culture journalist” Xeni Jardin has criticized the media for using “sex scandal” in reporting the turmoil at Penn State, notes Steve Myers of the Poynter media training institute. … Continue reading

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Somewhat Misleading Cancer Prevention Title with a Steve Jobs Kicker

It’s no surprise that pundits, advocates, and apologists for all the various groups that make cancer their raison d’etre have tied their own causes into the news story that was Steve Jobs’ death. It’s also not surprising that many media … Continue reading

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Media Speculation About “Vampire/Werewolf” Murder Suspect Spreading “Cult” Fears?

So, here’s CBS News headline: Fla. murder suspect claims she’s part vampire, part werewolf We’re off to a fun start. Without even reading beyond the headline, it is the kind of story that generates the morbid interest of folks around … Continue reading

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The Smell Test: Why the IE6 Hoax Should Have Raised Doubts on its Face

A few days ago the media was all abuzz with a story about research that posited a correlation between low IQ and users of Internet Explorer 6 (the browser being on its ninth version now). Turns out, the company that … Continue reading

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