There’s always a local angle

You can learn a lot about a newspaper’s editorial slant from its coverage of the underpants bomber. Observe:

The Australian: “Terror suspect at Australian uni

The Straits Times: “[Bombing] Suspect was a football fan

The Daily Mail: “What Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab wrote about his family, sex… and his love of Liverpool FC

The Times: “Al-Qaeda ‘groomed Abdulmutallab in London‘”

San Francisco Chronicle: “Photos of terrorist’s explosive underwear”

…and the NY Post: “GREAT BALLS OF FIRE

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3 Responses to There’s always a local angle

  1. Si says:

    My head is exploding with the innuendo possibilities for this story.
    … and no, that wasn’t an innuendo!

  2. Kieran says:

    I know the NYpost is trashy as hell but that is funny!

  3. Josh says:

    The subeditors at the NY Post definitely earn their keep when it comes to headline writing. After all, we’re talking about the paper that gave us “HEADLESS BODY IN TOPLESS BAR”.

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