February 24, 2012 Leave a comment
Three news items of note…
Google has agreed to a add a “Do Not Track” button to the Safari browser. Any privacy protection they give us is, like this, going to come from being pressured.
progressive politics and regressive entertainment. like peanut and butter.
February 21, 2012 Leave a comment
The latest news links inspired by The Huffington Post. What are the actual news items behind these sensational headlines?
February 14, 2012 2 Comments
I get both amused and annoyed by The Huffington Post’s purposefully vague headlines, so I provide this public service free of charge, disclosing the key details so you can decide if you want to click on the corresponding news article.
January 12, 2012 Leave a comment
The San Francisco Chronicle reports that Oakland police officer John Hargraves has been suspended for 30 days because he illegally covered up the name on his uniform during police action against the Occupy activists last November. Lt. Clifford Wong was busted down to sergeant for failing to report on this illegal activity.
Two quick thoughts:
1. Why are police allowed to keep their jobs after committing crimes and cover-ups? Where are the supposed law-and-order zealots now?
2. This was only reported because it was caught on video tape. What is going on when there aren’t cameras?
January 7, 2012 Leave a comment
Having to write headlines myself, I certainly understand the restrictions of space and time. You don’t want everything on the front page, or it becomes too cluttered. Occasionally, you want something ambiguous or evocative for poetic effect. Sometimes, you’re too rushed to get it just right.
But The Huffington Post seems to purposefully omit key information from its headlines in order to increase its click-through count and up its advertizing revenue. In The Huffington Post model, my headline for this article would be “Major News Source Leaves Something Out.”