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Thread: Prime example of how media twists for headlines...

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    Post Prime example of how media twists for headlines...

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/0...i_n_91671.html

    I'm no fan of Britney Spears, but this headline is ludicrious. "Britney Spears gets hospital workers fired" Umm, no, if you read the article they got themselves fired for breaking the law and snooping.

    Why the hell does the media get away with this?

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    Post Re: Prime example of how media twists for headlines...

    good insight meagan...I agree...it's a shame that our media manipulates things like this...just another example

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    Post Re: Prime example of how media twists for headlines...

    Quote Originally Posted by MeganG View Post
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/0...i_n_91671.html

    I'm no fan of Britney Spears, but this headline is ludicrious. "Britney Spears gets hospital workers fired" Umm, no, if you read the article they got themselves fired for breaking the law and snooping.

    Why the hell does the media get away with this?
    Because the name of the game is to grab attention. How many people would read the article if it was titled: 13 Hospital Workers Fired"? It's all about entertaining us.......as opposed to informing us. And....inexplicably to me.........a lot of people are interested in Britney Spears.

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    Post Re: Prime example of how media twists for headlines...

    On the other hand........here's a headline from McClatchy newpapers that's right on!

    "Cheney Praises Phenomenal Progress in Iraq as Bomber Kills 39."

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