Headline Juxtapositions

When the teaser is better than the news.

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I found this teaser atop a CNN story amusing:

Amidst a deadly heatwave, the last thing anyone needs are gasoline and fireworks. But, certainly, policing would be vital under the circumstances. (The actual rundown of the stories is more depressing than amusing.)

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  1. Daryl and his brother Darryl says:

    Ok…but this seems like a perfect excuse to pass on this brilliantly written headline from a NY Times article published last week:

    When an Eel Climbs a Ramp to Eat Squid From a Clamp, That’s a Moray


  2. HarvardLaw92 says:

    Mmhmm. I posted one the other day where the content literally refuted the headline. It’s all about clickbait and ad impressions now.