Thursday, July 26, 2012

Obama Calls For Common Sense



I do wish someone did call for common sense. And not just over guns.

My first reaction when I saw the headline: Common Sense eh? (*Chuckles) All the best with that!

Of course, the headline made it clear what the news item was about and saved me the trouble of reading the article. Election year and the recent Movie Theatre shooting. You don't need to hold a degree in political science to figure out there will be strongly worded suggestion/promises for reforms/changes in Gun laws.

Being an election year, these 'issues' and proposed 'solutions' will be hyped up and served to the media with multiple assurances but zero details / roadmap (Just like almost every other 'issue' in almost every democratic country).  Everybody will talk, debate and collectively conclude (after the election results) that nothing can be done.

That said… loved the headline. There are a lot of differences between BBC and TOI. One of them is – BBC doesn't need to include a typo in its headline / article to make me chuckle.

1 Opinions:

Surya Murali said...

Notice how BBC realizes that common sense is so rare that it needs quotes. :D