Rant Of The Day is where I get to mouth off about whatever I feel like for however long I like. Theoretically, I'll update my whinge/opinion piece every weekday; in practice, maybe not so often.
The reporting of the TWA tragedy last Friday by the Daily Telegraph serves as an excellent case in point. Its initial headline to cover the story was simple, direct and gratutious:
One crass headline in a day wasn't enough for the Tele, though. When their second edition came out, they'd come up with an even more tasteless alternative:
It's likely that things will get worse before they get better (assuming they ever do). Multiple editions are becoming the norm. In this period of vomit-inducing Olympics mania, even the Sydney Morning Herald is bringing out an afternoon edition. What will happen when these papers have a real Internet presence (rather than the classifieds sections they run at the moment), with stories updated hourly or even more often? What new headline horrors will be inflicted on us then?
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