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Great Moments in Journanimalism 2

Generally, my local rag does a pretty good job, but, really, now . . . .

This was yesterday’s headline.

Big Scary Headline about Ebola:  It's Here

This is today’s headline.

Big Headline:  Don't Panic

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  1. George Smith

    October 2, 2014 at 4:07 pm

    That is exceptionally bad. Basically, it’s irresponsible. The LA Times put it on the frontpage today but nothing remotely close to looking like that.

    I don’t suppose it has occurred to them, or if it was mentioned it was drowned out, that running headlines that scream “panic!” even when expressed in words that say “don’t”, they make disease-tracking potentially more difficult, if it arrives, by raising the flood of false alarms and, at the same time, sewing fear and confusion.

  2. Frank

    October 2, 2014 at 10:55 pm

    As I said, usually they do a pretty good job. This was an execrable exception.