I admit it. I read headlines.
I open up 12 newspapers in tabs every day, then review the headlines searching for anything interesting to read.
I click on the link to the story, then move to the next paper and click on a link to a story etc, etc all the way down the line. Then I start at the beginning and read the story. If it’s not blogable I move back to the paper if there was a 2nd story worth my time, or I close the link down.
So imagine my surprise when I got down the line to this promising story with the following headline:
France ‘could take Farc rebels’
only to find out that France has offered to take in the FARC rebels after they are freed in a potential kidnapping deal that includes swapping out FARC rebels in Columbian jails for kidnapped victims.
It’s like it’s almost April Fools day or something!
Sheesh – I thought someone had called out those rebels with a newly minted classic taunt!