[Ads-l] Headline ambiguity NYT

Chris Waigl chris at LASCRIBE.NET
Mon Oct 3 21:03:07 EDT 2016

"Kim Kardashian Is Tied Up in $9 Million Jewelry Heist, French Officials
Say" (
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/04/world/europe/kim-kardashian-robbed.html )
. If I didn't now that she was robbed at gunpoint in her own hotel room,
and literally tied up, I'd have read this headline to imply that she was a
suspect or otherwise involved in the investigation. And given how traumatic
the experience is likely to have been, I'd have expected the NYT to be a
bit more careful.

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