Ginpanther Posted September 27, 2015 Share Posted September 27, 2015 Batteridge's Law of Headlines has told us that whenever a news article ends with a question mark, the answer is almost universally "no" and that the author is click-baiting scum. But this just takes the cake for me, and I came unglued. It's titled "Blood Moon, A sign of end times?" And if you click it (because you hate yourself and have to know what this ridiculous bait is about) it takes you to some AP article where the title mysteriously changes to "'Blood Moon' seen as sign of end of times by some Mormons." Yeah, way to change the so-called headline, MSN. Nice journalism there. Also, newsflash: Every single religious doctrine has some wing that will inevitably identify some "Rare occurrence" that's happening tomorrow (or next week, or next month, or next year) as the "End times." December 31, 1999 anyone? Because millennium change (that whole Y2k bug, though, that didn't bother those same folks any).I'm so tired of worthless articles like this flooding mainstream US media as if they're legitimate news stories worthy of even 1 second of attention, while much more important things are going on in the world. Put another way: why do we continue to make stupid people famous/validate their ideas/give their ideas even the remotest bit of credibility by giving them even the slightest inkling of attention? Basic parenting says you don't reward a child that is doing wrong by giving it heaps of attention; yet our media is doing just that. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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