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Headline: YOU MUST BE KIDDING ME!

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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…

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Author: erin.almond

God-chaser. NC native, now planted in Jacksonville, FL. Happily married to a handsome church-planting pastor. I am easily excited by Jesus, education, cupcakes, Moleskine notebooks, and Pepsi. Overwhelmed by God's amazing grace, undeserving of His love and mercy.

7 thoughts on “Headline: YOU MUST BE KIDDING ME!

  1. 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!

  2. or is it even supposed to be “Smith’s baby’s daddy”

    sigh…

  3. 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.

  4. It’s part of today’s lexicon. Blame B Rock and The Bizz.

  5. 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!

  6. lol @ gene…

  7. hello erin,

    i am starting a group blog for young black americans, and i have been reading your blog for quite some time and wanted to invite you to join as a blogger. please contact me, I couldn’t find an email address for you on your site.

    thank you

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