Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Dog Bites Man or Man Bites Dog

There is an old saw in the newspaper business about constitutes news that says "Dog Bites Man" is not news, but "Man Bites Dog" is a worthy headline. So imagine my surprise when I saw the following "Dog Bites Man" headline in this morning's Wall Street Journal:

Senator Prodded Fed to Aid
Ailing Bank From Home State

The article details the efforts of Senator Robert Menendez (D-Clepto) to aid a Jersey bank owned by big contributors to his campaigns by trying to get the Fed to bail out First BankAmericano (I'm not making that up.)

The Fed did not acquiesce to this request; so this should have been the real "Man Bites Dog" headline.

Fed Denies Senator's Sleazy Request


  1. Wow, Senator Menendez is too dirty even for the Dirty Fed.

  2. That's why I was wondering why the headline was written the way it was. And seriously, First BankAmericano?