• 5 months 9 days ago
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    It seems lately that most news sites are starting to force us on how we should react to a certain story. Rather than just simply writing what had happened, they want to write it in such an emotional way that it will make us feel what the writer is feeling, like it it will bring a tear to your eye or something. If you don't know what I'm talking about, here are a few actual examples:
    "At First You'll Be Confused By The Story In The Beginning, But Then It Hits You Like A Ton Of Bricks," "A 12 Year-Old Boy Wrote The Perfect Advice To Understand Women. This Is Priceless," “This Grandma’s Friends Laughed At Her Idea. But What She Did In Her Shed Is Awesome.”
    As if journalism hasn't already dumbed down, now they want to spoil the reaction rather than letting us come up with our own thoughts. I wish news sites would do less of this.
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      • 5 months 8 days ago
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      I do agree, a journalist's main objective is to report what happened, condoning or giving apologies or even an opinion is the last thing they should do. But then, they work that because it supposedly creates a certain mood to encourage you to read the article, they try to create some emotions. That is not always required however.
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        • 4 months 24 days ago
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        Sounds Like TMZ in a nutshell...
        But that and Ol' Huffy is also starting to do the same thing. I just don't pay any attention to them..
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          • 4 months 24 days ago
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          They're playing into your emotions. TV shows did this and religion does this. Yes, this is a form of brainwashing and mind control.
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            • 4 months 23 days ago
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            The recent trend of using questions for article titles is getting annoying, as well.

            "They did what?"

            "He/She said what?"

            "They found WHAT inside burrito?"

            etc.
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