From the “World’s Most Poorly Crafted Headlines” Dept.

Posted: March 23, 2009 in Journalism, The Mass Media

On ’60 Minutes,’ Obama rebukes Cheney criticism

To me, this title is misleading.  It suggests at first glance that Obama was actually sticking up for Cheney, defending him from his critics.  He’s rebuking the criticisms OF Cheney.

However, read the story, and you find that what he’s really doing is rebuking Cheney‘s criticism.  Don’t they send journalists to journalism school anymore?  How about editors?  Oh wait, this was a blog.  We all KNOW they’re just a bunch uv illiterut hax, right?

You could even suggest that a person name Cheney H. Criticism, from Lubbuck, Texas was in the next chair over on the set of 60 Minutes, and Obama soundly rebuked him, probably for bad table manners or making jokes about the Special Olympics. Who knows?

All in all, a journalistic FAIL.

  1. Two Dogs says:

    If you want to fill this WMPCH department to the hilt, just check out the daily rag from my area, The Clarion Ledger. From the reading the headlines, there is no clue of the content of the article.

  2. kontan says:

    The comments to that story are even worse than the story.

  3. Steve B says:

    Wow. i hadn’t actually waded throught the comments. It looks like BDS in incurable. Hope and Change is apparently not an anti-B-otic.

    Bush/Cheney lied! OBama will save us!

    I’ll be the first to admit there were many flaws & failures during the Bush adminstration, but come on. The tin-foil hat crowd needs to get over it.

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