Those little short blurbs they put in front of the AOL and Yahoo pages. They are always an exaggeration, and yet, I get sucked in every time. For example- today's blurbs:
On AOL- Which I think is #1 offender of pretend news articles-
"Katie Holmes Reveals Mysterious Bruises"- Okay they are on her knees people, and she has a 2 year old! Also, there are about 2 of them, hardly the cause for a news article. And anyway, am I the only one who could give a shit less about her and that other guy, you know, whats his name?
"Jessica Probably hates this photo"- Links you to pictures of Justin Timerlake's fashion evolution. Words escape me about the ridiculousness of this link in general. Talk about misleading!
"What not to do with your earwax"- a page long article- don't clean out your ears with a q-tip. There you go, don't read the article, because that is all it says.
Okay, these are just some of the great headliners. How many headlines are about the election? Only 1, about Sarah Palin's 17 year-old pregnant (!) daughter. How many headlines about Hurricane Gustav? Only 1. How many headlines about international news? Zero (!) There are two articles about Dancing with the Stars C-listers though. And people wonder why the world thinks Americans are stupid.