Inquirer at a glance

July 12, 2007 at 2:45 pm | Posted in All, news, Philippines | 5 Comments

I check out Inquirer everyday to read Philippine news. The headline today says, “4 dead as ship sinks off Masbate”. My first reaction was, wtf?

What brought that reaction? The image below is a printscreen of today’s edition of Inquirer.net.

inquirer2.jpg

Looking at it, you will see the headline with a photo of Gloria Arroyo all smiles while surrounded by other people. The caption, which was in tiny size 8 font and in grey can not be seen right away (on my screen, that is). I have to scroll down a bit to read it. If you look more closely, above the headline are the words The GOOD NEWS. So at a glance, this is how I read the news.

The GOOD NEWS

4 dead as ship sinks off Masbate

(then with Arroyo’s photo) and Arroyo seems happy about it.

Twisting the facts, eh?? πŸ™‚

Update. I checked Inquirer at about 10:00 PM and the Good News link above the headline was gone. Good. Because the new headline was another sea disaster.

Well, The GOOD News is actually a special features page. To quote the page description – “Inspiring news and views that’ll make you proud to be Filipino.” This is a better read than all the other depressing stories in the home page.

 

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  1. wtf!
    what is that?!
    it made me frown here.

  2. its ok bro. it was just me fooling mocking the inquirer website.:)

    but then, i think i got their attention. the Good News link above the headline is now gone.

  3. Hehe, that was my first reaction.

  4. lol. good thing they fixed it. things just didn’t match there.

    thanks for the return visit to my site! πŸ™‚

  5. ay I’ve got lots of print screens of Inquirer.net’s not so prestigous online captions. I’ll upload them soon. πŸ™‚

    It usually happens when the news are coming in, i.e., around 3-7pm (Manila time). Maybe the tech guys are sleeping? πŸ™‚


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