Oddly Enough Blog
News, but not the serious kind
No, I don’t really want you to send me your money. Unless, you know, you don’t want it.
That headline was just a trick, a gimmick that we journalists sometimes use to get you to read stories you wouldn’t otherwise notice.
It is attracting thousands of clicks, but also some criticism from readers who say it was irresponsible. I myself doubt whether that headline stopped anyone from donating. If folks are taking orders from headline writers now, it’s news to me.