L.A. Times Caught "Softening" Headlines.

Josh_R

Registered User
#1
The L.A. Times softened the title of a Solyndra-related article to one that was more Administration friendly.

Why Did the Times Switch This Solyndra-Program Headline?
Tim Cavanaugh | February 10, 2012

When Neela Banerjee’s summary of a Department of Energy audit went up on the Los Angeles Times site at two minutes after noon on the west coast, it seemed to imply that Energy Secretary Steven Chu had a less-than-sure hand on the DOE’s green loan guarantee program:



Then, maybe sometime before three minutes after noon, the same story shed its headline and grew a new one, which retroactively manages expectations of how damaging the audit was going to be:



In my day a switch like that might have been necessitated by another story competing for paper real estate, or to avoid butting headlines, or due to the cancelation or addition of an advertisement. I don’t miss those days, but sometimes I miss the non-malleability of paper and ink.

I don't imagine such scarcities apply at a news web site, but I did hear a while back that the FCC is in charge of the internet now. So there's that.

Otherwise, why did this headline change?
http://reason.com/blog/2012/02/10/why-did-the-times-switch-this-solyndra-p

I checked this on my own. Here is the URL for the story http://www.latimes.com/news/politics/la-pn-solyndra-audit-finds-loan-program-lacked-oversight-20120210,0,2725444.story

but here is the picture on the webpage
 

afternoonquil

Apology Ostrich
#2
I remember when I was at the Paramus Tea Party Ice Cream social, I accidentally ran over a pack of cigarettes with my moped.

Huff-Poo reported it as

UP IN SMOKE
SOURCES: ANGRY TEA PARTY BIKER MOWS DOWN AND KILLS FAGGOTS
 

ShooterMcGavin

Go back to your shanties.
#7
What would we do without afternoonquil? :haha7:

Fuckin dyin laughing.
 
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