Wednesday, August 5, 2009

The headline reads "Putin Bares Chest." Who is Putin? Do we care? And why is this news? And aren't we romanticizing a dictator who has control over nuclear weapons pointed at the U.S.? The media/press aren't concerned about these questions. A headline isn't about informing as much as it is about sensationalism. And a good headline has to reach the biggest audience. And that's done through the lowest common denominator. Is it any wonder why most of us couldn't even say who Vladimir Putin is, eventhough we should.
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