Headlines aim to deceive

Poking through my sports feeds on iGoogle this morning (The new Sunday paper), I see this headline.

 

I often wonder why I do double takes at headlines (do I need glasses, am I dyslexic?) and this is a perfect example.  To me this is saying that America has a gay athlete that just won the gold.  This is interesting for several reasons.  1) It's the "Worlds".  That alone is interesting sports news to me, a fan of fast people everywhere regardless of your sexual orientation.  2) An American won.  Hey, I'm American.  What can I say, I can be proud too.  3) Finally, and perhaps the most interesting, since this is major sports and at least in the US, there still seems to be a huge taboo to admit that your are gay, this guy is obviously "out" and proud of the fact.  Well good for him.

No so.   It's about the American athlete Tyson Gay winning the 100 meter.  One little word would have probably prevented me clicking on the link.  I guess that's the point.  Regardless, congrats Tyson!



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My name is Craig Bender aka ThinGuy. I'm a Principal Software Developer for Oracle's Virtual Desktop Engineering group.

I architect and evangelize the use of Oracle's Desktop technology including Sun Ray, Secure Global Desktop, and Oracle VDI.

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