Monday, October 01, 2007

What Sucks...Yahoo News and This Headline


Worst Headline Ever?

It's true, there is absolutely no good news coming out of Iraq. Vicious sectarian violence down? Guess who pays the price- undertakers! Oh, a few months ago, when it was Sunni V. Shia like Alien V. Predator? Those were the salad days.

Funeral home directors would pull up to Baghdad’s finest restaurants in their BMW’s and Mercedes- beautiful women in the finest hijabs at their side. The Baghdad Post’s “Page 6” chock full of “Just Asking’s”. Just asking…which millionaire coroner was seen canoodling and then ducking bullets shot by Blackwater contractors…

Well look on the bright side, you know who may benefit from this? Guys who sell socks. Also, people who sell food. Cause when people aren't dying, they need things.
By the way, the headline is not the hardest thing in this story to believe. Violence is going down?

And this is not the 1st time Yahoo blew a story like this with a horrible headline.

15 comments:

ramo said...

funny, i like it.

ramo said...

i am glad to see someone else who thinks that yahoo news sucks. it is so bad, that i consciously avert my eyes when i am directed to the page after logging off from my email account. Their news is so misleading, pedestrian, pablum. non-news, and in your example, spun. I like your satire.

Anonymous said...

yahoo news is obama-commie propoganda

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

yahoo news is obama-commie propoganda

HE is right!

We Surround Them
http://www.glennbeck.com/content/program/we-the-people

Anonymous said...

Yahoo news SUCKS!!!! All they talk about is fashions and the "jump off the bridge" story of the day. They are completely liberal (which means cruel when you actually research the results of liberal agendas) and have no thought or analysis behind anything they say. Oh, and if you enjoy their fashions you likely have no depth or character and are a shallow person. Only an utter fool would give them any consideration at all.

Anonymous said...

I agree with anonymous, "yahoo news is obama-commie propaganda"

Anonymous said...

Wtf Yahoo is liberal news? How the fuck.. whatever.. I'm a fairly liberal person but i think Yahoo sucks.. not everything is liberal or conservative, sometimes things can be just plain retarded or beneficial.. but yea, Yahoo news sucks dick.

Skari said...

Yahoo News isn't liberal, they have crap from The Politico on all the time.

By the way, I could care less if a bill is left or right, as long as it's effective to serve the public good. Partisanship isn't helping any, and it's sad that people are still clinging to it.

At any rate, they have misleading, tabloid articles, and I'm getting so sick of it, that I might avoid yahoo altogether.

Anonymous said...

Agree. I try not to look when I log on my account. They are so lame.

Anonymous said...

Yahoo India News Sucks Big time. I completely agree. It's the worst of journalism. It's cheap Page 3 stuff, Bollywood, IPL, mammon-worship and everything that's filthy about Indian television media put together. Yahoo news is as good as the worst of the Times of India. The worst part is having to see it every time you log out of yahoo mail, and also every time you log into the tata photon connection.

Anonymous said...

Wow, really, you guys think Yahoo news is Liberal? I came across this because I was Googling Yahoo being too Neo-Con. I mostly just see headlines, and most all the important Liberal stories of the day go completely un-posted. Sometimes its so bad that all they post is John Boener / Mitch McConnell rebukes to everything Obama says but they don't run the original story (what the president said) first. It's not balanced at all, I think you right wingers should take a closer look cuz they seem to be on YOUR side.

Anonymous said...

Yahoo has ties to the CCP in China. They are using brainwashing techniques in their news.they often censor comments and favor comments that support their ideologies.The people who comment on Yahoo ALL seem like they are 12-16 yearrs old. Why is that?

Anonymous said...

Not only do the headlines on Yahoo news try to sensationalize a "story," the stories never deliver what the headline sucks you in to read. Yahoo news (and its new mail) definitely suck. I just get in and out for mail...can't stand yahoo anymore, and may end up switching to hotmail or gmail sooner than later.

Anonymous said...

Latest of this misleading headline crap was the story about Tiger's ex demolishing a house. Not only was the headline extremely misleading (and the comments showed almost no one read anything BUT the headline), the story was as well, the authors only source was TMZ, and then he slanted it worse than TMZ did, which was already a gossip hit piece.
The home was demolished because it was termite ridden, not because she was freaking out over her divorce, and all the usables were donated to Habitat for Humanity. The TMZ slant was spoiled rich bitch, and the idiot Yahoo contributor added the freaking out over the divorce knock the house down out of spite angle all by himself.
Borderline slander. No apologies, no retractions, story is still on their front page two days after how much BS it was has been widely reported - yet the comments continue by the thousands about what a worthless, spoiled, crazy person the ex is to have knocked the house down to spite Tiger.

Sheesh.

Anonymous said...

I am glad that there are other like minded people who share my aversion of Yahoo news. They are doing a fantastic job of making a mockery of journalism which was once an esteemed and valued profession. They promote and publish stories without doing any research or cross referencing and are way off the mark most of the time. They hire vacuous idiots to write stories on hairstyles or celebrity nonsense. They cut and paste entire stories without checking details first.
They are obsessed with promoting wealth, superficiality, mediocrity, and unhealthy body stereotypes.