Monday, July 29, 2013

THAT IS ONE AWKWARD NEWS HEADLINE


Imagine my confusion when I read this headline on nbcnews.com today...

"Thunderstorms to rage across US after 2 die"

... which led to this headline and the story proper...

"Thunderstorms to rage across much of US after 2 die in North Carolina"
http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/07/29/19748401-thunderstorms-to-rage-across-much-of-us-after-2-die-in-north-carolina?lite


The piece was written by NBC News staff writer Ian Johnston and, as per normal, the headline would not have been authored by him, but by the editor (or online editor).

The way I understood that headline made me think that the greater United States should not suffer just because two of their kind kicked-off in North Carolina. They should take out their rage on that State, otherwise they just end up looking like rogue thunderstorms.

Also, did the thunderstorms decide to rage across the US after 2 died?....

2 comments:

DonaldAR said...

I thought there might be a collection of these somewhere online:

http://irish-ayes.blogspot.ca/2011/02/classic-bad-headlines-of-our-time.html

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/02/24/the-funniest-headline-fai_n_474212.html#s70480&title=The_Worst_Way

Barry Smight said...

Thank you!