Saturday, January 17, 2015

Misleading Headlines: “NBC Honcho Bob Greenblatt Loses His Temper When Questioned About Cosby”

This Slate piece is an unusual case where the writer must share the blame for the misleading headline. The writer claims that “NBC Entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt lost his composure when questioned about the network’s abandoned Bill Cosby sitcom.” But the only thing that can be discerned from the transcript is that the writer has no sense of humor. But the copy editor (or whoever wrote the headline) should have noticed it and sought a total rewrite.

The “Top Comment” says it all, I think.

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