Friday, May 30, 2008

More misleading news links

I wrote last month about Yahoo!’s use of titillating and unnecessarily obfuscating story teasers. Looks like CNN has decided to get in on the action. Today’s home page had this story line:

Clicking this link confirms it. Rock icon and recovered drug addict Steven Tyler is indeed in rehab. But not due to a drug relapse. He’s recovering from foot surgery.

This is the news equivalent of that timeless “Shirt’s on fire! Now it’s not!” gag. Oh, CNN, you’re such a kidder!

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