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Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by novelist_wannabe, Jun 28, 2006.

  1. novelist_wannabe

    novelist_wannabe Well-Known Member

    OK, so I'm looking at the online editions of the tabloids yesterday, and one of the headlines about Monday's Braves-Yankees game was "Yankees Burn Atlanta."

    Shoulda let it go, and I know you guys do it in part because it irritates southerners, but really, enough with the fucking burning of Atlanta references. There's more New Yorkers in Atlanta than there are Atlantans at this point. We get it. North won the war. Fine. If the Braves beat Randy Johnson and, I don't know, Mike Mussina on consecutive days, and a headline in the Atlanta paper said, "Braves take down twin towers" all hell would break loose. So stop this shit. It's not funny any more, and it's become a cliche. You guys are supposed to be more creative than that.

    Rant over.
  2. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    You're lecturing to the tabloids?

    You're gonna get carpal tunnel if you keep that up.
  3. novelist_wannabe

    novelist_wannabe Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I know, they're generally assholes -- entertaining, but assholes nonetheless -- who go for the LCD, and I know that I'm not their target audience. This just really rubbed me the wrong way.
  4. Left_Coast

    Left_Coast Active Member

    Last week had an editor here write "Houston, you've got a problem"

    I hate cliched headlines
  5. DyePack

    DyePack New Member

    Right after that movie came out, I was pissed because I missed a chance to use that cliche. I thought it was really clever and new.

    That was dumb.
  6. Frank_Ridgeway

    Frank_Ridgeway Well-Known Member

    You're right, Civil War references are dated. There's gotta be something else with a Georgia flavor. How about, "Squeal Like A Pig!"
  7. abcdefg

    abcdefg Guest

    Well played.
  8. Wow, do we work at the same paper? I couldn't believe we used it, let alone someone else out there used it too. I thought it became cliche about 5 minutes after the movie's release.
  9. Appgrad05

    Appgrad05 Active Member

    I don't know if your comparison works.
    9/11 happened going on five years ago.
    Burning Atlanta happened some 150 years ago.
  10. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    I think we're safe from anyone using "Springtime for . . . Germany" if G wins the WC.
  11. DyePack

    DyePack New Member

    I'd go with "National Party" myself.
  12. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

    Come on, you know the headline for Germany winning the World Cup is:

    Deutschland uber alles!
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