Feeds

Yank objects to Reg cherry-popping headline

'Find another line of work, like as a Hooters waitress'

Build a business case: developing custom apps

Vulture Central's Kelly Fiveash has until now kept a pretty low profile, avoiding the kind of flak which regularly peppers our inboxes as indignant readers vent their spleen and propel steam from their ears.

That changed this week, though, when she rather ill-advisedly decided to trumpet a story with the headline "Google to pop Chrome OS cherry tomorrow?"

Oh no. Here's what one Jeff had to say:

Your choice of titles for the google chrome article referencing a busted cherry is unfortunate to say the least. My children use google news to learn about world news and I find it completely inappropriate that you would use such a crude reference to girls losing their virginity like that. Call me old fashioned but your choice of words displays a lack of class worthy of the internet dustbin. Find another line of work, like as a Hooters waitress, and leave journalism to professionals.

Professionals like those down at News 14 Carolina, no doubt, which is where we gather Jeff works. The site is today leading with the savoury "Police announce murder, rape charges in Davis case" - a very unpleasant tale about the murder of a five-year-old girl.

Thank God my kids can't just go online and freely access this kind of upsetting... oh, hold on a minute... ®

Bootnote

For the record, Kelly has already worked at Hooters. It was how she paid her way through hack school and goes some way to explaining her headline-writing style.

Boost IT visibility and business value

More from The Register

next story
Cops baffled by riddle of CHICKEN who crossed ROAD
'Officers were unable to determine Chicken's intent'
Yes, but what are your plans if a DRAGON attacks?
Local UK gov outs most ridiculous FoI requests...
Drunkards warned: If you can't walk in a straight line, don't shop online, you fool!
Put it away boys. Cover them up ladies. Your credit cards, we mean
Murder accused DIDN'T ask Siri 'how to hide my roommate'
US court hears of cached browser image - not actual request
Why your mum was WRONG about whiffy tattooed people
They're a future source of RENEWABLE ENERGY
Chomp that sausage: Brits just LOVE scoffing a Full Monty
Sales of traditional brekkie foods soar as hungry folk get their mitts greasy
Nuts to your poncey hipster coffees, I want a TESLA ELECTRO-CAFE
Examining the frothy disconnect in indie cafe culture
Ex-Apple man Sam Sung - for it is he - sticks namebadge on eBay
Stump up via tat bazaar, do a good thing for ill kids
Check your Clungene, Irish women warned
Have a quick shufti, you may not be pregnant after all
prev story

Whitepapers

Endpoint data privacy in the cloud is easier than you think
Innovations in encryption and storage resolve issues of data privacy and key requirements for companies to look for in a solution.
Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Top 8 considerations to enable and simplify mobility
In this whitepaper learn how to successfully add mobile capabilities simply and cost effectively.
Solving today's distributed Big Data backup challenges
Enable IT efficiency and allow a firm to access and reuse corporate information for competitive advantage, ultimately changing business outcomes.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.