Monday, March 8, 2021

Tag: Did Russia Just Undergo Regime Change?

Did Russia Just Undergo Regime Change?

by James Corbett, The International Forecaster:

Good morning, students. It’s time for Media Literacy 101. Are you sitting comfortably? Then let’s begin.

Have you ever heard of Betteridge’s Law of Headlines? It is a journalistic maxim¬†formulated by Ian Betteridge¬†which holds that “any headline which ends in a question mark can be answered by the word ‘no.'”

So let’s apply that rule to a randomly selected example. For instance, if you see a headline like “Did Russia Just Undergo Regime Change?” you can answer that question “No, Mr. Journalist man, Russia did not just undergo regime change.”

See? Simple.