I understand that journalists need to write catchy headlines in order to trick the public into reading their stories. Take today’s leading headline, for instance: “Obama’s first 100: Now comes the hard part” seems to promise some kind of poignant analysis of what’s to come, when really it’s just a rehash of all the Obama news we’ve seen this year coupled with commentary on why Obama’s acknowledging his 100th day at all.
Furthermore, I understand that news outlets often use headlines to misrepresent the content of an article just to get you to click. For example, “What I learned about my husband in bed” is not the soft-core CNN porn you’re hoping for.
I’m pretty flexible with my news and I enjoy reading a variety of news sites each day. But given that flexibility, I do not understand why Fox News has resorted to using lol-speak in it’s titles.
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