Monday, April 2, 2012

Questionable Headline of the Day

This article appeared in the Huffington Posts' "Weird News" section:

I guess the most jarring section of the headline is the "that's not kosher" pun, which we often see on Jewish and Israel related stories...from the readers. Not so much from the publishers, who one would think would try to avoid the dreaded "conflation" of Jews and Israelis.

Secondly, although this is a "man bites dog" story, and thus worthy of the "Weird News" section, I wonder why a picture of a German Shepherd bearing its teeth was the one chosen. If you read the headline too quickly you might read "Israeli police dog bites man."

Anyway, I'm not sure what to make of this story, and neither did the readers of the Huffington Post. But one thing I can say for sure is that this is, most definitely, not kosher.

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