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Blue Blogging Soapbox
...rambling rants, thoughts and musings on mostly political topics - from your late night blogger.

Saturday, March 25, 2006

Whoever writes the headlines... 
(en francais)

Substitute Toronto Star or your favourite paper for the Boston Globe in the following bit and you get the picture.
Boston Boy And The Spinning Globe

Two boys in Boston were throwing a baseball around when one was attacked by a rabid Rottweiler. Thinking quickly, the other boy picked up a large stick, wedged it into the dog's collar and twisted it, snapping the dog's neck.

A reporter from the Boston Globe who witnessed the whole incident rushes over to interview the brave boy.

The reporter pulls out his laptop and starts typing. The headline reads: "Brave Young Red Sox Fan Saves Friend From Vicious Animal."

"But," the boy interjects, "I'm not a Red Sox fan."

Tapping the delete key, the reporter replies, "Sorry, but I saw you playing baseball, and since we're here in Boston, I just figured you had to be."

The reporter's fingers start flying around the keyboard again. The new headline: "John Kerry Fan Rescues Friend from Horrific Dog Attack."

"But I'm not a Kerry fan, either," the boy responds.

The reporter, looking dejected, says, "Sorry young tyke. Since you're not a Red Sox fan, I figured you were at least for Kerry."

"Well, I'm sorry to say that's not correct," the boy replies. "I'm a Texas Rangers fan and I really like President Bush."

Relieved, the reporter finally has his angle for the story: "Arrogant Little Conservative Bastard Kills Beloved Family Pet."

Paul Synnott at 9:00 PM    | en francais | Go to Top|


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