As I’m doing a daily perusal of CNN.com, I make my way to the “Law” section of the webpage.
And I find this article.
And my jaw drops. Does it REALLY say “Smith baby daddy”?!? Insert shock here. Since when does slang make its way into a place such as CNN.com?
Does anyone else think this is ridiculous? Journalism folk, please weigh in…
May 30, 2007 at 7:39 pm
Yes, my jaw dropped not only as I read baby daddy but as I reread and saw it said Smith baby daddy, not Smith’s baby daddy. To what do I attribute this bad grammer and urban vocab to? Hip hop!!! It is the downfall of America as we know it!
May 30, 2007 at 7:43 pm
or is it even supposed to be “Smith’s baby’s daddy”
May 31, 2007 at 3:15 pm
I think it’s funny.
I have seen them call this guy “Smith Baby Daddy” before, just in an effort to extra-sensationalize a tabloid-like headlines.
May 31, 2007 at 4:10 pm
It’s part of today’s lexicon. Blame B Rock and The Bizz.
June 2, 2007 at 10:42 pm
I agree with thehaytidream.
Headlines have the freedom to do some nontraditional things to catch readers. And with entertainment news being considered mainstream news now, the line on what is acceptable is very blurry.
You can’t really talk about Anna Nicole Smith PERIOD – much less the paternity craziness – without thinking about Maury, Jerry Springer and their vernacular.
If I hear one more white female newscaster tell somebody “YOU GO, GIRL,” I’m DIE!
June 4, 2007 at 2:48 pm
lol @ gene…
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