Space, Like Size, Matters

I was taken back a bit today when I visited my favorite newsrack to pick up a copy of the Orange County Register.

A top banner announced, “Saddam Hanged.”  But just inches below it, and in a font size not much smaller, another header read, “Tribute fits the man.”

This got me thinking, “Wow, haven’t they gone too far here?”

It was then that I saw a smallish headline above the “Tribute” heading reading, “Gerald R. Ford 1913-2006.”

I suppose some would consider Hussein’s execution a “tribute” for all the evil he had done during his reign, but I was more concerned that the OCR people should’ve considered the spacing, size and relative placement of these headlines.

Then again, knowing me, I may be the only one on earth to be confused by this.

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