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    Re: Report: US warships stationed off Iranian coast

    Quote Originally Posted by Glinda View Post
    Perhaps you don't have clear idea what "whine" means, and that's to be expected. I suppose I can excuse it.

    I have more than an Idea shorty, you provide me quite the example and I thank you for that.



    Very good! You've identified the title of the thread. Now move forward juuusst a bit to the first 12 words of the thread:

    Yes an imminent israeli strike with US warships on the horizon..... what are they there for? A carninval cruise? hmmm......



    There you go. In writing/reporting, you always begin your article with the most important, most pressing information first, and drill down from there. In this case, the most important, most pressing information concerns a possible Israeli strike against Iran.
    So wait, are you telling me the most important detail about this story is the us warships?



    The next thing mentioned is that US warships are in the area, which would stand to reason, since the US is and has always been a strong supporter of Israel. I think it would be exceedingly odd if the US wasn't assisting Israel, even though I'm unconvinced such actions are always wise.

    I think in this administration the fact that they are there, is odd...







    You're far more predictable than you believe. You were obviously trying to make a dig at a guy you don't like in a story that's about Israel, NOT about the guy you don't like. Again, that's to be expected.

    a dig? please, stop mouth foaming. your guy is not above any critisizm, your whining is rather trying.



    And that's very nice that you have an opinion about the issue. So do I.

    And you could be right, maybe Iran isn't intimidated by Obama. But, see, this is a thread about a possible Israeli strike on Iran's nuclear facilities, not whether or not Iran is afraid of Obama.

    Why don't you start that thread if the issue is so important to you?
    Really? Then why is the title misleading?
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    Re: Report: US warships stationed off Iranian coast

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    Yes an imminent israeli strike with US warships on the horizon..... what are they there for? A carninval cruise? hmmm......
    As previously stated, the US is and has always been a strong supporter of Israel. I think it would be exceedingly odd if the US wasn't assisting Israel, even though I'm unconvinced such actions are always wise.

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    So wait, are you telling me the most important detail about this story is the us warships?
    No. As previously stated, in writing/reporting, you always begin your article with the most important, most pressing information first, and drill down from there. In this case, the most important, most pressing information concerns a possible Israeli strike against Iran.

    As for the headline, it's clear you're unaware that (a) headlines are almost exclusively written by copy editors, managing editors, or news editors (not reporters), and (b) headlines are very often misleading as a way to juice up interest in the facts, which follow in the article itself.

    Here's an example, to help you better understand the concept of how to write a headline:

    News Desk Editor: Headlines aren't a retelling of the article. They're a way to spark interest in the article. We use short, punchy, dramatic headlines. Now, have a look, [pointing at dark clouds gathering in the sky over the ocean] what do you see? Tell me the headline.

    Reporter: HORIZON FILLS WITH DARK CLOUDS?

    News Desk Editor: IMMINENT STORM THREATENS VILLAGE.

    Reporter: But what if no storm comes?

    News Desk Editor: VILLAGE SPARED FROM DEADLY STORM.

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    your guy is not above any critisizm
    Never said he was, but it's so lovely that we've got you here to do all the heavy lifting for us. I know we're all pleased.

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    yReally? Then why is the title misleading?
    See example above.
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    Re: Report: US warships stationed off Iranian coast

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    Re: Report: US warships stationed off Iranian coast

    Quote Originally Posted by Glinda View Post
    As previously stated, the US is and has always been a strong supporter of Israel. I think it would be exceedingly odd if the US wasn't assisting Israel, even though I'm unconvinced such actions are always wise.



    No. As previously stated, in writing/reporting, you always begin your article with the most important, most pressing information first, and drill down from there. In this case, the most important, most pressing information concerns a possible Israeli strike against Iran.

    As for the headline, it's clear you're unaware that (a) headlines are almost exclusively written by copy editors, managing editors, or news editors (not reporters), and (b) headlines are very often misleading as a way to juice up interest in the facts, which follow in the article itself.

    Here's an example, to help you better understand the concept of how to write a headline:

    News Desk Editor: Headlines aren't a retelling of the article. They're a way to spark interest in the article. We use short, punchy, dramatic headlines. Now, have a look, [pointing at dark clouds gathering in the sky over the ocean] what do you see? Tell me the headline.

    Reporter: HORIZON FILLS WITH DARK CLOUDS?

    News Desk Editor: IMMINENT STORM THREATENS VILLAGE.

    Reporter: But what if no storm comes?

    News Desk Editor: VILLAGE SPARED FROM DEADLY STORM.



    Never said he was, but it's so lovely that we've got you here to do all the heavy lifting for us. I know we're all pleased.



    See example above.


    So the press is shady and dishonest. Ok, thanks.
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    Re: Report: US warships stationed off Iranian coast

    What is this, the 30th or 31st time that there have been "unconfirmed reports" of an "imminent attack" on Iran?

    Our ships are all over the damn place, have always been, and will always be. I'd be skeptical of reading too much into it based on the analysis of some conspiracy theory-laden blog.

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    Re: Report: US warships stationed off Iranian coast

    If they were just passing by - in 5 days how far would they get?



    I ain't developing a side until more development happens - I guess if things go the way this article is suggesting then that means when Iran is wiped off the Map.
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    Re: Report: US warships stationed off Iranian coast

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    What is this, the 30th or 31st time that there have been "unconfirmed reports" of an "imminent attack" on Iran?

    Our ships are all over the damn place, have always been, and will always be. I'd be skeptical of reading too much into it based on the analysis of some conspiracy theory-laden blog.

    Other front page material at zero hedge:



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    Actually, the original article, describing the movement of forces, was in Haaretz.
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    Re: Report: US warships stationed off Iranian coast

    US forces showing up in an area where things are happening or about to happen is a common practice. Considering that the relations between Israel and the US have been strained it is probably more a show of force and to protect our own interests and forces in the area. Any attack on Iran is going to be seen in the Arab world as a joint US-Israel move regardless of how actively involved in the actual strike we truly are. We may not be involved at all in any support for Israel. They could be very well going it alone. They have been trying for years to get us to take the lead in an Iran operation but we have not done so yet. Maybe they have decided that Iran is to close to a nuclear weapon and they can no longer afford to wait for somebody else to do something about it and they have decided to take the bull by the horns themselves. There could very well be numerous terrorist attacks across the region and maybe the globe itself considering the recent failed Times square bomb with out any specific provocation such as an attack on Iran.*Thus one should expect to see US forces in the area and general heightened military status globally.
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    Re: Report: US warships stationed off Iranian coast

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Actually, the original article, describing the movement of forces, was in Haaretz.



    everytime i see "haaretz" I think of those flea collar people.
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    Re: Report: US warships stationed off Iranian coast

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    everytime i see "haaretz" I think of those flea collar people.
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