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i can haz fox news?

29 Apr

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.

INCOMPREHENSIBLE HEADLINES IN CAPS WILL MAKE U WATCH?(AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

(The image in it’s original context is below)

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Photographs via Fox News on the Interwebz.

Update: The Fox photo is permalinked here (for now).  Also, the story in question, which doesn’t have the photo, is here.

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3 Comments

Posted by on April 29, 2009 in Current Events, Entertainment

 

3 responses to “i can haz fox news?

  1. Dan

    April 29, 2009 at 12:50 pm

    Also, just a really terrible Photoshop job. I say as someone who is really terrible at Photoshop himself.

     
  2. Jason

    April 29, 2009 at 12:57 pm

    That is a hilarious photo. I really thought you made it as a joke.

     
  3. halfawake

    April 29, 2009 at 1:06 pm

    I’d like to see a Lolcat that uses “U.N. DRUG DEN” as the catspeak. Or maybe a line of “FoxNews Speak” photos at http://icanhazterror.com .

     

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