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DL-44
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: under the bed
Insane since: Feb 2000

posted posted 06-21-2004 04:05

Well......no shit.

Not interested in discussing the particular story. Just want to reflect on the fantastic job the headline writers at CNN have been doing.

When I hear about the bodies of a man and two children, tied up, washing ashore, the decision making process in regard to whether or not it might be classified as "suspicious" is one in which I don't have to be actively involved.

http://www.cnn.com/2004/US/Midwest/06/20/bodies.found.ap/index.html

I'm just amazed everyday on all the news sites how absurd so many of the headlines (and the stories in some of the cases) really are.

krets
Paranoid (IV) Mad Scientist

From: Right-dead center
Insane since: Nov 2002

posted posted 06-21-2004 07:04

Suspicious?

Nah, it's perfectly normal to go swimming out on a lake with your two sons.

Without life preservers.

Tied together with nylon rope.

Then tied to sandbags.

And with your pockets filled with sand.

Yep, nothing out of the ordinary there.

:::11oh1:::

lan
Bipolar (III) Inmate

From: Darwin, NT, Australia
Insane since: Dec 2003

posted posted 06-21-2004 09:53

I wonder if they were "air conditioned" too; it helps with underwater breathing you know

Bugimus
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: New California
Insane since: Mar 2000

posted posted 06-23-2004 04:15

DL, I think it is a desire to come across objective taken to the extreme. It seems that much of the reporting we see tries very hard to not describe things in a way that sounds biased or common. I'm not sure what else would be causing this type of headline.

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