Headlines Now Dumber than Ever!

A headline on the front page of BBC News Online looks as though it came straight from The Onion:

“Is Obama black or mixed-race? Both, says a Harvard professor”

They also went a little crazy on the quotation marks:

… grant that he is “part” black (by way of his father), but assert that because he also has a white mother it is not “accurate” to call him black. He is “in fact” mixed-race, they say.”


2 Responses to “Headlines Now Dumber than Ever!”

  1. November 19, 2008 at 1:16 am #

    It seems like Obama had his press honeymoon early. Slate, in particular, seems to be really striving to come up with critical articles about the president-elect. They’re kind of turning me off, actually. Like they’re draining the hope away on purpose just to get more pageviews.

  2. November 19, 2008 at 9:06 am #

    Oh really? I haven’t been paying much attention. I should say that this BBC article isn’t negative in any way. It’s about race in general.

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