Tiger Beat Frames the News For Us

The Death of the Media, Cont.

Depends upon how the media frame it
From Politico https://www.politico.com/story/2018/11/20/rep-mia-love-loses-to-democrat-in-utah-1009545

It’s really maddening.

The Democrat, Ben McAdams, won a seat in Utah(!), but Tiger Beat on the Potomac (thanks Charlie) didn’t see that as newsworthy, just that Love lost. They didn’t frame it as proof of a Blue Wave, just that Love lost. They didn’t even include a picture of the winner.

We make a lot of inside jokes in MPS’ headlines, but this is a blog and not a professional journalistic endeavor. Even non-Journalism School MPS knows that the headline should have been: Dem McAdams Beats Love in Utah.

Headlines 101: Who is the actor, what is the action.

Or, as one lone guttersnipe spitballed last night on the Twatter,

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2 Responses to Tiger Beat Frames the News For Us

  1. roket says:

    Try as I might I couldn’t find a headline that read “Clinton loses to republican orange shitgibbon.”


    • It’s easy, it’s just spelled “AAAARRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGHHHHHHH!!!!111!!!ELEVENTY HOW COULD CLINTON LOSE TO THAT REPUBLICAN ORANGE SHITGIBBON!!!” primal scream we all woke up to in Nov 2016…

      And every day since….it’s kind of like Groundhog Day, but set in Hell, not Pennsylvania.


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