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Wednesday, September 28, 2005

A Bit Tasteless

The Jewish Week seems to have inexplicably given two separate articles about the possible blurring of church/state lines the same title. Strange enough as that may sound, the shared title itself is an even stranger choice:
New Breaches In Church State Levee
It seems like a particularly tasteless turn of phrase - especially for the article that doesn't even have anything to do with Hurricane Katrina. I mean, the levee breaches that occurred in New Orleans did have the distinction of having killed hundreds of people. Pretty recently, too. Maybe it's just me, but perhaps the Jewish Week could have come up with another cute idea for a title (or two) that was actually, y'know, cute?

8 Comments:

Blogger Mar Gavriel said...

At least kugel isn't tasteless.

8:58 PM  
Blogger Michael said...

Ah, we're back to the good ol' weekly Wednesday night tradition. Glad the good people at the NYJW didn't let us down.

Seriously, two articles with the same headline? Insensitive or not, that's just ridiculous. We bloggers manage to come up with headlines for each of our posts. They're paid journalists; it shouldn't be too much to expect different headlines for different articles.

12:05 AM  
Blogger AMSHINOVER said...

did you see the newest jewish action?

9:31 AM  
Blogger MDmom said...

the papers do it all the time, and it is in very poor taste. after the tsunami in s.e. asia, that word became the "flavor of the month" to describe any seemingly overwhelming event. it's simply a lack of sensitivity.

10:13 AM  
Blogger Michael said...

Amshi, what about the new JA?

12:46 PM  
Blogger jewishwhistleblower said...

The Jerusalem Post changed the title of Shira Leibowitz Schmidt’s article from the tasteless:

Sep. 28, 2005 19:57
The mehitza that made waves in New Orleans

http://news.google.com/news?hl=en&ned=ca&q=+%E2%80%9CThe+mehitza+that+made+waves+in+New+Orleans.%E2%80%9D

To the more acceptable:
Updated Sep. 30, 2005 11:46
Controversial New Orleans mehitza

http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=JPost/JPArticle/ShowFull&cid=1127874075123

Can anyone confirm if the print edition version was altered?

Shira posts the terribly insensitive original title to her article at cross-currents.
http://www.cross-currents.com/archives/2005/09/29/is-a-mehitza-a-barrier-to-attending-synagogue/#comments

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