S. Worthen (owlfish) wrote,
S. Worthen

Rewriting the news

Many of my students are under the impression that international news automatically equates to hard-hitting, serious journalism and that celebrity news is "gossip". At this minute, I would love a website devoted wholeheartedly to doing just the opposite: fluffy, happy headlines on all the latest international news.

Consider: "80% of Haitians alive and uninjured today!" "More leisured working class in Scotland than ever before!" "Widespread confidence in previously-controversial investigation!" "Sherlock Holmes TV ads considerate of the hard-of-hearing!"

The exclamation points are all optional.

Then we can settle down to the serious, hard-hitting business of determining the socio-economic ramifications of Lady GaGa's triple Brit Award win and Henry VIII returning to the Globe. As we ought.
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