Stranger Fruit

Witness the power of headline writers.

Real headlines:

AP poll: Americans optimistic for 2007

Poll: Americans see gloom, doom in 2007

… and these are talking about the the same AP-AOL News poll.


  1. #1 Michael White
    December 31, 2006

    “25 percent anticipate the second coming of Jesus Christ.”

    That is frightening, especially because those people will act accordingly. We need to get those people (the Religious Right) out of the government so they don’t make decisions based on their absurd religious beliefs

  2. #2 Joe Shelby
    December 31, 2006

    CNN had the best one of 2005: “Americans split on whether Bush is a Uniter or Divider”.

    You’d think that was from the Onion, but nope, it was real.

  3. #3 John McKay
    December 31, 2006

    They really are two completely different articles. The optimism one is pretty standard stuff, but the pessimism one manages to equate a bird flu pandemic with legalized gay marriage. I guess that’s the fifth horseman.

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