Great Moments In Headline Writing

October 21st, 2009at 11:43am Posted by Eli

With a headline like “Some Football Owners Are on Limbaugh’s Side in Game of Politics,” you’d expect a story about right-wing football owners defending their pal Rush from the terrible anti-conservative witch hunt which got him kicked out of Dave Checketts’ bid for ownership of the St. Louis Rams, right?

You’d be wrong. Aside from a general recap of what happened, the story’s principal revelation is that NFL owners are very very rich, some of them contribute to Democrats, some of them contribute to Republicans, and some of them contribute to both. Big deal, I could’ve told you that.

That’s pretty much it. Any support for Rush is solely implied by the headline, which fudges the distinction between being on the same side of the ideological divide with overt support. The NFL owners may be on the same team as Limbaugh, but that doesn’t mean they’re on Team Limbaugh. Or if they are, they know enough not to admit it.

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