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Barry Bonds headlines (real ones)

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Chi City 81, Aug 7, 2007.

  1. Pi

    Pi Member

    I went with HAMMERED, but I built the letters out of asteriskseseses.
  2. Please, don't say anything
  3. TyWebb

    TyWebb Well-Known Member

    I do like that one. Haven't heard it yet.
  4. Maybe, One Giant Swing
  5. TyWebb

    TyWebb Well-Known Member

    Like this one better. Gets that strange looking "A" out of the way.
  6. imjustagirl2

    imjustagirl2 New Member

    Posted without comment.

  7. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    And you're siding with them with the asterisk. Even in a column hed, it probably shouldn't be done. You wouldn't say "Jones is a killer" in a column hed, would you?
  8. pallister

    pallister Guest

    Not exactly equivalent, dools.

    Again, simply using 756* without any explanation or context is questionable, but there are ways to incorporate an asterisk in a layout of a column/commentary.
  9. TyWebb

    TyWebb Well-Known Member

    I think you have to leave the asterisk out. As much suspicion as there is around Bonds, as there should be, nothing has been proven and, as a journalist, you can't interject that kind of statement.
  10. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

    Historic Homer:

    Bonds Blasts Past Aaron

    Alliterative, if nothing else.
  11. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Yes it is equivalent. They're both accusations of wrongdoing absent a conviction
  12. TyWebb

    TyWebb Well-Known Member

    I wouldn't be so sure. Unless the number of ethic-less SE's has grown, I think most know that putting the asterisk is adding editorial comment to a historic moment. I dislike Bonds more than most, but if I were working tonight, I wouldn't do it.
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