Saturday, October 17, 2015

Hyperbole Comes Naturally

Just to prove their purpose to be entertainment reather than information, the The Market Business reports on astronomy, describing a new and unusual star found recently by scientists. The possibilities for the oddity of said star offered by astronomers include "instrument defects, shrapnel from an asteroid belt pileup, and an impact of planetary scale, like the process that created the moon," which doesn't keep the "news media" from a headline that the "‘BIZARRE’ LIGHT PATTERN" is "DUE TO POSSIBLE ‘EXTRATERRESTRIAL CIVILISATION’." In all caps, no less.

1 comment:

bruce said...

Are they nuts? Ok, probably just an attention grabbing headline, but still hyperbole. Sheesh. Eye rolling ensues

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