Thursday, March 09, 2006

Gobbledy-gook headline, anyone?

Submitted for your consideration. The "Breaking News" banner headline topping as of 10:52 a.m. today:

"New Jersey girl missing after phone text messages to mother asked for help found safe, police say."

I see...wait, what? CNN, what are you trying to tell me? That the phone asked the mother for help? That the girl is missing, but the text messages are safe? I think I inferred the meaning (that the girl is okay, which is a relief), but still. Aren't headlines supposed to be, you know, clear? I think needs some new headline writers.


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