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There are not enough palms and faces in the world
Most news headlines are nothing but useless fluff or fearmongering, but sometimes I think I should look at news headlines rather than getting all my news from Facebook. Lately when I feel this way I have been going to http://cnnmobile.com/primary/worldnews.

Today this appears as one of THREE HEADLINES in the "Middle East" section:

"Obese Saudi Arabian man sheds more than 300 pounds"

I fucking give up. HOW IS THAT WORLD NEWS?!?!?!

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ljgeoff From: ljgeoff Date: November 12th, 2013 03:16 pm (UTC) (link)
I feel this way every damn day. It is one of my pet peeves. Yesterday's headline news was that Jennifer Aniston changed how she does her hair. It drives me crazy.
firecat From: firecat Date: November 12th, 2013 08:24 pm (UTC) (link)
!!!

The best headline source I've found is The Economist. You need a subscription to read more than a few of the actual articles per week, but you can read their front pages and their World Politics This Week column for free. They are pro-capitalism and snarky but not over-the-top fear-mongering or fluffy.
hitchhiker From: hitchhiker Date: November 14th, 2013 06:00 am (UTC) (link)
THE PEOPLE HAVE A RIGHT TO KNOW OKAY!
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