Thursday, January 22, 2009

Dog bites...huh?

Another day, another fascinating news tidbit courtesy of foxnews.com:

Clinically Depressed Poodle Mauls Former French President Chirac

Oh, how I would love to be a writer for foxnews.com! Putting aside all criticisms of journalistic integrity and "fair and balanced" news reporting....man oh man, do they have a talent for writing the most entertaining headlines!

Only the creative copy editors at foxnews.com could come up with a way to make me click on a "Dog Bites Man" story. There I sat, with my cursor poised over the link, wondering the following:

"Huh. I wonder how they know a dog is clinically depressed? Can you treat a dog for that? How do you make a dog swallow an anti-depressant? Aren't poodles supposed to be nice? Maybe the Obama's shouldn't get that labradoodle after all. I wonder if it was groomed all pretty with pink bows and such? Maybe that's why it was depressed."

And.....click. Kudos, foxnews.com! You got me, again.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.