Saturday, June 7, 2008

Headlines Miss The Point

Yahoo's headline, "Man jumps from plane with no parachute, dies". Why include the comma and "dies"? Wouldn't it be a much more interesting headline by just saying, "Man jumps from plane with no parachute." We don't need to know that a death ensued (we assume this). But we would want to get into the story to find out what the heck happened. No one is saying yet why he jumped from the plane. Maybe he was just caught up in the moment and had the most infamous "whoops" moment in history.

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