… for every time I read a headline that wasn’t exactly indicative of the truth contained in the article, or read an article that was just flat out wrong, I could retire a happy blogger!
In fact, I’ve often considered starting a blog that did nothing but point out Â the real truth behind the headlines and stories, but frankly, I think what I do here is far more productive.
So, what’s aroused my ire, you ask?
First, INC, the following article: Â Setup Begins on Headwaters Park Ice Rink. Â Uh, gee, the ice rink set up began the middle of October – almost a month ago. Â In fact, the set up is almost complete, except for a few details here and there. Â All that needs to be done now, basically, is to start making ice – but the weather needs to cooperate a bit for that. Â Also, the rink will remain open until February 28th, not the 25th.
The second is WANE-15’s YouTube posting of the Headwaters Park vs City video clip. Â Notice the headline: Leadership of Headwaters Park is Set. Â Listen to the phrases used throughout the video. Â Phrases like, “…leaning towards keeping” or “…no official agreement.” Â Nothing has been set in stone. Â It is looking like the City will not consider folding Headwaters Park into the City’s Parks system.
I know that the local newspaper reporters do not write their own headlines, perhaps the television stations practice this as well?