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When reporting the same news or event, each newspaper usually carries a headline that is appealing and flashy enough to capture the reader’s attention, thereby increasing newspaper subscription. Not long ago, the case of Jared Loughner’s going on the shooting rampage and killing 6 people including Rep. Gabrielle Giffords grabbed the headlines of major newspapers in the country for weeks; this therefore raised the question of whether Loughner’s mental illness and rampant shooting were triggered by the “flawed” political system and culture, where everyone would be easily exposed to violence-plagued entertainment and able to buy and own a gun legally. The Washington post carried the headline “blame the guns” for a report on Loughner’s motives. It was very interesting to see that instead of blaming Loughner’s plain craziness for his cruel act, the author justified it by putting all the blame on the gun and Arizona’s gun laws. Also, the headline appeared to be both lucid and ambiguous. The use of
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This note was uploaded on 09/21/2011 for the course ENGL 100 taught by Professor Weatherford during the Summer '11 term at Orange Coast College.

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