Confused by the News
I love to read headlines. Sometimes, a headline is all I really need to know. It works well for things like who won an election - all I need is the name of the winner, I don't need a breakdown or a rehash of the campaigns. Just tell me who is president now, and I'm good.
Sometimes, headlines scare me or worry me about how horrific the details will be, especially when the story is about child abuse or murder or disgusting insects that embedded themselves in unsuspecting travelers.
But sometimes, headlines leave me with questions.
Like the headline I just read about the two escaped convicts from New York. It says the police are following a credible lead about a sighting. Great, just tell those convicts that we know where they are. I mean, they won't try to run away, right? Sure, the headline didn't say where they were spotted, but if it's really them, they already know where they are. They will leave where they are since now it is clear that the police also know where they are, and will go somewhere else that the police don't know about.
The news is a wonderful thing. Love that freedom of the press. But it does seem a bit daft to be warning the criminals that we're coming to get them. I should think that ambushing escaped convicts might go better with the element of surprise.
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