5.16.2006

 

Stupid CNN.com Headlines Pt. 1

Okay, while writing this entry CNN.com abruptly pulled the following headline in its "latest news" section:


Someone over at CNN.com must have realized what a dumb headline this was, especially given the context of the actual article. Here's a summary of the last paragraph:

In a CNN snap poll of 461 people who watched Monday's speech, 42 percent said they had a positive opinion of the president's immigration policies before they heard him speak. Afterward, 67 percent said they had a positive view... the poll had a margin of error of plus or minus 5 percentage points. [Said] CNN senior political analyst Bill Schneider... "...that wasn't the best response he's gotten compared to other speeches, in fact it was lower than any speech we've measured since he took office."
I mean, yeah, technically the headline is accurate since there was a 25-point increase in the snap-poll audience's favorable opinion of Bush's immigration policies. But that's far from the whole story.
I guess it's just another example of a stupid CNN.com headline...
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