Don’t you hate it when you see an article with a headline that suggests something rather outrageous (pertaining, to say, some policy), then when you read the story it’s actually a rather reasonable policy?

It makes it so you just can’t trust outrageous headlines anymore. And you have to read the article. Suck.


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11 Responses to Unbelievable & Outrageous Headline!

  1. Logtar says:

    If it was not for OUTRAGEOUS headlines my site would have 50% less readers.

  2. Samson says:

    Yes, I hate it very much, and I’ve correspondingly grown to hate for-profit news because they do this so often. I have actually been at the point for a few years now where, when I read a headline that seems outrageous, I automatically assume that if I read the article, it will be something far more reasonable than the headline makes it appear.

    And I have to say that unfortunately, some of the Christian and especially some of the pro-life sources that I read are very, very guilty of this. They do it because it works, but I’m always disappointed.

  3. dufu says:

    There’s really nothing new about this.

    http://i.imgur.com/xN293.gif

  4. trumwill says:

    Dufu, but back then people weren’t immediately prepping blog posts based on the outrageousness of the title.

  5. Mike Hunt says:

    As a general rule, if the link points to a .uk website, I won’t click on it.

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