Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Quickie - Are newspapers selling ad space in headlines now?

Okay, is it just me or does this read like “This news article sponsored by Wal-Mart!”?

Why is Wal-Mart even in the headline? Am I to believe that Wal-Mart was somehow involved in this woman’s death 75 years ago? I mean, I knew Sam Walton was old, but not that old…

4 comments:

Grafs said...

Yeah, true....It does seem like an unnecessary piece of info. Chalk it up to poor writing/reporting. I see misspellings on CNN all the time!

KC said...

I guess they didn't want the headline to read "Teenaged boys just out farting around find skull". Really... I mean "Walmart" adds so much more to the headline than "farting around" does.

towwas said...

Eh, I can see why they did it that way. It lends an everyday tone: they weren't doing anything special when they found the skull, they weren't going on an expedition to dig up indian burial grounds or anything - they were just walking to Walmart.

kippur said...

You too can have yourself an archiological adventure if YOU go to Wal Mart. Ever dream of being Indiana Jones??? Go to Wal Mart and find out for yourself!

F@*Kin Walmart.