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Who writes these headlines?

Postby Bman » Sep 12th, 2015, 7:00 am

Do people now go to cemeteries to die?
Or do they die first?
http://www.castanet.net/edition/news-st ... htm#147614
Is the world getting stupider, or is it just getting easier for stupid people to have their thoughts heard?

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Re: Who writes these headlines?

Postby Catri » Sep 12th, 2015, 9:14 am

You're right, it's a really bad headline. I'd like to give them the benefit of the doubt and think maybe they were shooting for a place to rest, but brainfarted it into a place to die.
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Re: Who writes these headlines?

Postby watchkat » Sep 12th, 2015, 3:07 pm

I was the first to comment this morning.................Really ??!!!
Suggested "Cemetery requires expansion", and two others and commented that I expected an article on more hospices places being required, but still nothing up on the comment I put there.

When you complain they tell you that they are limited to X number of characters for their headers and that is supposed to excuse the terrible choices of words used.

I'm still waiting for the header to change or my comments to go up. LOL
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Re: Who writes these headlines?

Postby Merry » Sep 12th, 2015, 3:23 pm

Well I must admit that headline provided my "chuckle for the day".

I have visions of people lining up for a nice place to be at the exact moment they cross over into the other world. Do you think they'll provide seating, or would we all be expected to die while standing up?

Maybe they could work it so that at the actual point of death, we just sort of keeled over, right into the grave.
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Re: Who writes these headlines?

Postby Logitack » Sep 12th, 2015, 3:40 pm

watchkat wrote:I was the first to comment this morning.................Really ??!!!
Suggested "Cemetery requires expansion", and two others and commented that I expected an article on more hospices places being required, but still nothing up on the comment I put there.

good luck with getting your comment added. castanet news appears to pick and choose when it allows comments... i am guessing this isnt one of them ;)

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Re: Who writes these headlines?

Postby bumblebuns » Sep 12th, 2015, 4:36 pm

How about this one from today:
"Drowned man recovered."
Did he really?
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Re: Who writes these headlines?

Postby Logitack » Sep 12th, 2015, 4:54 pm

castanet must have found these editors or whoever comes up with these headlines at the cookie factory for online journalism? castanet, a complete joke of a news site.
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Re: Who writes these headlines?

Postby just popping in » Sep 12th, 2015, 4:58 pm

Perhaps out sourced to Toronto as is our local news?

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Re: Who writes these headlines?

Postby Merry » Sep 12th, 2015, 5:45 pm

bumblebuns wrote:How about this one from today:
"Drowned man recovered."
Did he really?

Maybe he recovered enough just to go die at the cemetery.
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Re: Who writes these headlines?

Postby jamapple » Sep 12th, 2015, 6:03 pm

Merry wrote:Well I must admit that headline provided my "chuckle for the day".

I have visions of people lining up for a nice place to be at the exact moment they cross over into the other world. Do you think they'll provide seating, or would we all be expected to die while standing up?

Maybe they could work it so that at the actual point of death, we just sort of keeled over, right into the grave.



Well, I wonder if they meant having 1 foot in the grave? You'd still be alive for that! LOL!!!!

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Re: Who writes these headlines?

Postby just popping in » Sep 13th, 2015, 10:20 am

And today's headline: "Water Outage in Rutland", fortunately it "came back on".

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Re: Who writes these headlines?

Postby GordonH » Sep 13th, 2015, 2:48 pm

Headline reads: Grizzly bear attack survivors

So what exactly did they survive from just to be attacked by grizzly, thats what I get from this headline or I'm just overtired. lol

http://www.castanet.net/news/BC/147679/ ... -survivors
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Re: Who writes these headlines?

Postby just popping in » Sep 13th, 2015, 3:38 pm

I read it a couple of times to understand they weren't attacked twice or other survivors of some other tragedy.
It is a Canadian Press story, not local.
I think I am going to study journalism in my spare time for one of them degrees/diplomas/certificates to make some extra coin.
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Re: Who writes these headlines?

Postby watchkat » Sep 13th, 2015, 3:42 pm

I reread the grizzly header a couple of times also. I thought OMG they were attacked again! Those poor guys!

Honestly, I'm beginning to wonder just how many wine events the reporters from Castanet are attending daily. Is there no proofreading done and no pride in their own stories?

I see the "Finding a place to die" header has been changed to something similar to my suggestions, but my comment never got published. LOL

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Re: Who writes these headlines?

Postby just popping in » Sep 13th, 2015, 3:55 pm

just popping in wrote:It is a Canadian Press story, not local.
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