Most people think the reporters or columnists for newspapers write the headlines associated with the news stories or columns that carry a reporter or columnist’s byline.Ã‚Â That isn’t true at larger papers, as copy editors will write a headline that fits the space and captures the essence of the story or the column.
Some recent headlines in the Register’s editorial pages.
From Sunday’s Mark Steyn Column: Guns and God? Hell Yes! (thought the column lacks information on what sort of firearm Jesus Christ would carry and if the ammunition would be hollow points or not).
From Today’s editorial page, Robert Novak’s column: “Rethinking Obama as a Uniter” (like that “uniter” title worked so well for President Bush?)
Sallie James of the Cato Institute: “Hurting the rich important to Obama.”
To the powers that be running these pages for the Register; Orange County has the second highest concentration of Democrats in the state, behind Los Angeles, tied with San Diego and ahead of San Francisco.Ã‚Â Thta’s right; about 450,000 of us.Ã‚Â
Would it be possible to have one liberal columnist?Ã‚Â Paul Krugman, Maureen Dowd, Ariana Huffington, someone?Ã‚Â Even the LA Times runs John Goldberg and the New York Times runs Bill Kristol.Ã‚Â
I realize the paper’s legacy in Libertarism is more closely aligned with conservativism than liberalism, but there are only 80,000 registered Libertarians in the state.Ã‚Â
How many other readers of this blog also read the Register butwould be more likely to subscribe if there were a liberal columnist in their pages?Ã‚Â PLease tell me so in the comments section below.