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Headlines Where I Didn't Read the Story

2009-04-09 13:54:42.119357+00 by petronius 5 comments

From the Huffington Post: "John McEnroe Ponders His Prostate".

[ related topics: Journalism and Media ]

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#Comment Re: made: 2009-04-09 15:08:20.487763+00 by: Dan Lyke

I was gonna try to tie this into the "why are newspapers failing" thread, but Huffington Post is succeeding: I weep for the future.

#Comment Re: made: 2009-04-09 16:07:44.714223+00 by: petronius

Sell, Huffington Press is suceeding because, I presume, nobody is getting paid except Arianna herslf. The rest of them are professional axe-grinders or quasi-celebraties like Alec Baldwin or John Cusak. But then, how is that different from Pajama Media or Dkos, only with more pictures?

HP does have a thing for strange headlines, like "Arrgh!" over the latest pirate outrage. But even their commentors complain about misleading headlines. They also have the replacement for Bush Derangement Syndrom: Palin-oia. There are never less than three stories about the misadventures of the Palin family in their circulation, or claims that Palin engineered the Ted Stevens fiasco.

#Comment Re: made: 2009-04-09 17:30:51.211753+00 by: topspin

While I didn't read the article either, I am perversely curious whether a tennis racket is involved.

#Comment Re: made: 2009-04-09 18:14:00.242825+00 by: petronius

I'm sure many tennis fans wish a tennis racket was involved.

#Comment Re: made: 2009-04-10 00:06:56.417672+00 by: andylyke

One upping navel gazing, for sure!