The Wall Street Journal, Really Going Out on a Limb

Wall Street Journal blurb

One thing people like to complain about in 2019 is that sometimes media headlines don’t match the story. Folks then call your article “fake news” or “click bait” or “sensationalism,” when most of the time you’re just trying to write a catchy headline or, in the case of larger outlets, an editor writes the title and a reporter handles the story itself. There’s usually a disconnect.

But there’s another layer, and it’s when a social media blurb doesn’t match the headline OR the story, as The Wall Street Journal showed us today with this enlightening Twitter post:

Yeah? Really going out on a limb there!

The Warriors would not be a dynasty without their 10-time All Star (Durant), their 3-time All Star (Green), their 5-time All Star (Thompson), their Future Hall of Famer (Curry) and their defensive specialist and elite glue guy (Iguodala).

Similarly, the Phillies would not have won the World Series without Chase Utley, Ryan Howard, Jimmy Rollins, Cole Hamels, and Brad Lidge. The Legion of Doom would not have been the Legion of Doom without Eric Lindros, John LeClair, and Mikael Renberg. Liver and onions would not be a meal without liver or onions.

Also this:

I tried to read the article, which is unfortunately behind a pay wall, but here’s the headline and subtitle for reference:

Why the Golden State Warriors Are in the NBA Finals—Again

The five essential players of this dynasty—Curry, Thompson, Green, Iguodala and Durant—were necessary to do something that no team had done in more than 50 years

I’m sure the article is fine, unfortunately the author is probably gonna lose clicks because some underpaid social media editor running the Twitter account goofed with his or her blurb.

Either way, people had fun replying to that tweet:

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7 Comments

  • Craven Moorehead May 21, 2019 at 1:46 pm

    and if my aunt had balls she’d be my uncle

    Reply
    • Angelo’s fake laugh May 21, 2019 at 2:04 pm

      HAHAHAHA

      Reply
  • dave meltzer May 21, 2019 at 1:49 pm

    A hot topic on social media coming out of last night’s WWE RAW was how WWE made some changes to how the third hour of the show looked.

    WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley noted during his WWE 24/7 Title presentation that the idea is to have the third hour of RAW each week get “mean and nasty” and a “little bit dirty.”

    WWE ended up giving the on-screen graphics a darker color scheme, the lights in the arena were dimmed and the LED lights on the ring posts were turned off.

    Reply
    • Bernie In London May 21, 2019 at 7:21 pm

      SHOVE YOUR WWE diarrhea up YOUR ASS!

      Reply
  • Esports are the future May 21, 2019 at 2:33 pm

    Ya know, the Sopranos isn’t even that good of a show if you take away all of the actors and actresses, the directors and the writers.

    Reply
  • Curt Schilling May 21, 2019 at 2:51 pm

    ESPN President Jimmy Pitaro conceded Monday by admitting, “Without question our data tells us our fans do not want us to cover politics.” Really, well NO shit, only took him/them about 8 years to figure it out. From that new Sportscenter called SC6 to the firing of most of reporters who actually covered sports this network became a preachy pandering unwatchable shit show.

    When you don’t listen to what the people who “know” are telling you, you’re a DOPE…that means this guy must be an Effing dope.

    Reply
  • Andy Read May 21, 2019 at 6:09 pm

    what does this have to do with philadelphia sports?
    Are you bored…. kinker?

    I do have to admit its really irreverent!

    Reply
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