Bad - Misleading headline... Domestic dispute, not TSA related

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    Bad - Misleading headline... Domestic dispute, not TSA related

    MAN FATALLY SHOOTS TSA OFFICER IN OHIO BEFORE TURNING WEAPON ON HIMSELF


    Man Fatally Shoots TSA Officer in Ohio Before Turning Weapon on Himself | TheBlaze.com
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    ........but investigators weren’t sure of a motive for the shooting. However, it seems highly likely the attack was personal.


    Yeah, I agree. Totally misleading headline.

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    Would it have been less misleading if they had said store owner or hot dog vendor? Are you mislead because they didn't say: "Man shoots wife"?
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldVet View Post
    Would it have been less misleading if they had said store owner or hot dog vendor? Are you mislead because they didn't say: "Man shoots wife"?
    Exactly. If a hot dog vendor had shot his wife who was a grocery store clerk outside the store she works at, do you think the headline would have read "MAN FATALLY SHOOTS GROCERY CLERK IN OHIO BEFORE TURNING WEAPON ON HIMSELF"

    No, it would have said "ESTRANGED HUSBAND SHOOTS WIFE BEFORE TURNING WEAPON ON HIMSELF"

    But the mention of a TSA agent is flashier and when I saw it I automatically thought the TSA agent was shot in the process of doing their job.
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    The entire article is written to sensationalize. It says the shooter "failed to hit the second TSA employee." That assumes the shooter was aiming at the other employee too. Misleading headline and misleading article. It was a domestic murder/suicide. Her job should not have had any part in the article. Media will do anything to sensationalize a headline.
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    And this morning is a perfect example... no mention of the career choice of the shooter or the victim... Because it doesn't matter. Unless it makes for a snazzy headline.

    Gunman shoots woman, kills himself outside Florida church - U.S. News
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    Enraged Man with possible Nazi Tattoos we've never seen, riding a shetland pony wearing an elf costume and singing Joy to the world ties up rush hour traffic.
    Now that's a catchy Headline
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    The "misleading" headline could be a ploy so that some government official could try to arm TSA and call them something else with more federal powers.

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    The article says they were shot at the airport, so the victims were probably in TSA uniforms. I wouldn't find this anymore misleading than a report of a guy in LEO uniform being reported as a policeman being shot. Why would shooting two people in TSA uniforms, on the way to work, not be reported that way?
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