Wednesday, January 13, 2010

11 obvious newspaper articles

Sam Greenspan of the excellent 11 Points writes:
Without the immediacy of the Internet, the disregard for ethics and proper reporting of the blogs, or the classifieds – and prostitutes – of Craigslist, the print media simply isn't viable in the modern world.

And that’s sad for many reasons... but today, I'm going to call it sad because it means that, one day, there will be no more printed stories like…
and then he lists the 11 Most Painfully Obvious Newspaper Articles Ever. They include “Studies show frequent sex enhances pregnancy chances” (above), “So far, they have determined that the crash occurred when the plane struck the ground”, and – ta-dah! – “Death is the nation’s top killer”. You will also be surprised to learn that “teen pregnancy drops off significantly after age 25”.

Whoever wrote this stuff must now be working for the Herald on Sunday.

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