Resisting the pull of cynicism since 1969.

Thursday, August 24, 2006

CBC headlines: an endless source of amusement

Today, the same CBC headline writers who brought us the delightfully ambiguous "Marrying gays optional for commissioners," the tongue-twisting brilliance of "Klein's clean coal claims questioned," and the barely-parseable "Visa delays plague games for gays" are making sure those darned homeless don't end up with any advantages:

Advocates worry about bias towards homeless

Damn straight! Equal rights for wealthy suburbanites!

4 comments:

cdntarheel said...

Hi IP,

Back in undergrad when I worked for the student paper, I remember the editors trying to come up with some of the craZiest headlines. I'm not sure if it was for the love of double meanings and irony or simply because they thought it made people want to read the article. Regardless, they are funny.

Idealistic Pragmatist said...

cdntarheel,

You know, that could very well explain it! I certainly haven't seen these kinds of headlines anywhere but the CBC. Maybe they have some young turks there who are snickering behind the scenes...

Phugebrins said...

It appears they've altered the headline in the article proper.

Idealistic Pragmatist said...

phugebrins,

You know, that's almost a shame.