Thursday, August 17, 2006

I am really curious to know who makes up the titles listed under "In the News" on yahoo.com. The actual Associated Press titles are perfectly logical, but then someone at yahoo must decide they need to be changed. For example, the AP story titled,

"CBO says deficit will drop then climb"

was listed as

"U.S. budget deficit seen falling, then climbing".

The AP story titled,

"Aniston denies engagement to Vaughn"

was rewritten as

"Jennifer Aniston denies engaged to Vince Vaughn".

Now, I'm not saying either story was in any way worth reading, but I'm mystified as to what the plan is in dumbing down the titles. The title about the fishing feds was the actual AP title. Funny they didn't change that one.

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