04 February 2010

Attention Grabbing Headlines

When I first saw the headline "US Pondered Military Use in Georgia," I was thinking "Oh, god, someone on our cowboy President's staff really thought attacking Russia in '08 was a good idea?" Turns out, everyone who "pondered" it just as quickly dismissed it. One of Cheney's subordinates is quoted as saying it should have been "more seriously considered", which is a long way from actually advocating the position.

I know that headlines have to get attention in order to get readers. But it can be really annoying to read something that sounds good and important and realize it's just a rehash of what everyone knows.

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