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ALARMIST MEDIA

Thursday, October 26, 2006
Ignoring the content for a moment, I'd like to consider the following scenario:

On KGW.com, the big, fiery graphic on the front page declared "CROWDED CHURCH SET ABLAZE."

The actual article (registration required, I think), however, sings a slightly different tune:
One churchgoer suffered minor burn injuries, and damage to the church was considered minimal.
While, according to the article, it's terrible that someone tried to light the church and several churchgoers on fire, it just seems to be a case of a "small fire" versus "SET ABLAZE!!!!11" Am I the only one that sees the difference?

1 Comments:

Blogger Rebekah said...

LOL!!! It got your attention, though, didn't it? They're not stupid. They know a headline of "Small fire injures 1" isn't going to draw readers. I agree, though, it's dishonest.

1:05 AM, October 26, 2006  

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