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odd cutline

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by writing irish, Jul 22, 2008.

  1. writing irish

    writing irish Active Member

    Is it just me, or is this cutline a bit odd?

    Photo by MIRANDA GILBERT/ editor@ptsi.net
    Senator James Inhofe (R) flew into Guymon Monday morning to take a tour of the drought conditions, and new additions to the area, such as the Bio-Diesel Plant near Hooker. Inhofe took time to meet with constituents over coffee upon his arrival. Below: Senator Inhofe, at right, discusses the millions of dollars that former Vice President Al Gore has made off of public appearances on Global Warming in recent years with Bryon Test, left-front, and Jack Alexander, left-back.

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  2. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Damn liberal media always bashing Al Gore!
  3. I think she may have modified some of her mixifiers.
  4. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    Kind of a short cutline huh?
  5. MU_was_not_so_hard

    MU_was_not_so_hard Active Member

    Seriously, how am I supposed to know what's going on w/o any background.
  6. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    I guess it beats "Senator So-and-So and friends were all smiles at the lunch counter yesterday."
  7. writing irish

    writing irish Active Member

    Or maybe editorializing in one's cutlines is a new trend.
    "Area bureaucrat speaks authoritatively on topic about which he knows little. Enraptured cretins anxiously awaiting confirmation of their irrational prejudices, at left, lap it up."
  8. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    I like that. It sings and cuts to the heart of it.
  9. writing irish

    writing irish Active Member

    She forgot to mention that Congressman Quimby also pointed out that Gore is the first ex-Vice President ever to make money off of speaking engagements.
  10. bydesign77

    bydesign77 Active Member

    No matter how much you want it, Gore isn't an ex-President.
  11. Angola!

    Angola! Guest

    Well, she's missing an 'on' between Guymon and Monday.
  12. It is odd, indeed.

    Never, EVER (hear that, AP?) put two fucking proper nouns side by side in a story and/or cutline!

    Where the hell is Guymon Monday!?

    It's "Monday in Guymon" or "in Guymon on Monday"!
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