Newspaper headlines and electronic media "leads" are the journalistic equivalent of Tweets. Sadly, many people don't read past them and the damage is done no matter how "fair and balanced" the content of an article may be. It seems that the practice of publishing misleading headlines and leads has grown more vicious in the past couple of years as newspapers and broadcast media have been losing audience to bloggers and narrowcasters on cable and the Internet. To be honest, it's been fun watching the main stream media failing. I'm stocking up on champagne and caviar to celebrate the last of them.
Read This Next