December 31, 2016

How Not To Write A Lede

NYPD catches burglars using night vision

So, who was using night vision? The cops or the crooks?

The cops were. Story here.


LL said...

I presume that NYPD aviation assets have been using FLIR for several decades. But you're right, the headline lede is mis-lede-ing

sig94 said...

LL - to tell the truth, I thought I'd be reading about how criminals were using 1st or 2nd gen night optics to target victims. This was another non-news NY Post story. Must have been a quiet evening.

LindaG said...

That happens in probably 80 percent of articles now? Hubby is always pointing out articles where the title doesn't have anything to do with the article, or it makes you think one thing when the article is about something else.
Annoying. But it is why so many people don't like the MSM now.