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Adventures in headline writing, or why Lovie Smith made Coakley lose

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Bob Cook, Jan 20, 2010.

  1. Bob Cook

    Bob Cook Active Member

    Or maybe Jerry Angelo is at fault. Anyway, another reminder to be precise with headlines:


    A story filed Wednesday afternoon by Reuters seemed to suggest the White House had blamed the Chicago Bears football team for losing Ted Kennedy's Senate seat in Massachusetts.

    The headline, which ran above a Reuters story on the New York Times' website, was titled, "White House Says Bears Part Of Blame For Senate Loss."

    It turned out the story meant to say that the White House said it bore some of the responsibility for losing the Massachusetts Senate seat. It didn't mean to say that Obama's hometown team was to blame for a congressional race roughly a thousand miles away.
  2. Mystery Meat II

    Mystery Meat II Well-Known Member

    When in fact it was actual bears that caused the result.
  3. expendable

    expendable Well-Known Member

    So, Brown vs. Ditka...who would win?
  4. fishhack2009

    fishhack2009 Active Member

    Is this the mini-Ditka or the full-grown one?
  5. crusoes

    crusoes Active Member

    So bears are Republican soul-less killing machines?
  6. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

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  7. Diego Marquez

    Diego Marquez Member

    Will they have clothes on?

    YGBFKM Guest

    I told ya the Cover 2 NEVER works!
  9. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    o/`The Bears still suck, the Bears still suck ...
  10. Paper Guy

    Paper Guy Member

    this is sorta like the headline that is on the ESPN main page right now: "Celtics' Davis curses heckler"

    had to click on the story to find out it was about Big Baby yelling a curse word, not Big Baby making a voo doo doll...
  11. Bob Cook

    Bob Cook Active Member

    Given the way Coakley ran her campaign, this is appropriate.
  12. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    "We're here, we're queer, we don't want any more bears!"


    This reminds me of one of those headlines about a death: "[Michael Jackson] dies Thursday" ... like he's about to be executed or something.
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