Not a line to be relished but there is some truth to it, particularly if you're referring to the scandal sheets that will never cease to be as long as we continue to lap them up (the one-liner is also a reassuring thought to bear in mind if you happen to be a celebrity who's the object of the day's malicious rumors).
However, headlines are not necessarily that disposable. And when the headlines are such as the ones below, they aren't likely to refer to rumors. Scandalous they may be and they may be fodder for scandal sheets, but these things are truly happening. This is one time wherein I wish headlines like the following were mere attention-grabbers which didn't really happen.
Nitschke plans NZ euthanasia workshops
Australian right-to-die advocate Dr Philip Nitschke plans to hold two euthanasia workshops in New Zealand in August after the government decided not to pursue legal action against him.
Woman forced to abort fetus at 7 months
A 25-year-old unmarried woman was seven months pregnant when staff members from the local government family planning office forcibly took her to a clinic to give her an abortion.
Feminist says child-rearing not worthy of time and talents of intelligent humans
Writing in the November 2005 edition of the American Prospect, Hirshman admitted that the real intention of the feminist movement was not “equality”, but to destroy what she calls “the unreconstructed family” of a husband and wife rearing children. She writes that the goal was to see as many women as possible abandoning family life for high-level professions and politics.
Morning-after pill spreading out of control in Spanish schools
According to a report in the Spanish daily “La Opinion de la Coruña”, the morning-after pill, approved for use in Spain for emergency only, has spread out of control in schools in the northern Spanish region of Galicia, with some young women taking the drug up to seven times a month.
Now for some tidbits that will make you smile...
Rock for Life will travel thousands of miles, meet thousands of teens on pro-life music tour
American Life League’s Rock for Life, the nation’s premiere pro-life youth organization, kicks off its summer concert tour today. The tour will include stops in 15 states across the country. “We are excited to get this tour on the road so that we can spread a message of hope and encouragement about the pro-life movement,” said Erik Whittington, director of Rock for Life. “This year’s trek will be our most ambitious yet as our crew will travel more than 20,000 miles across the United States, spreading the truth about abortion.”
The tour schedule is here
Wash for Life: A fundraiser for Crisis Pregnancy Centers
Seven students from Thomas Aquinas College in Southern California are coordinating Wash For Life, a national car-wash fundraising campaign for local crisis pregnancy centers, to be carried out by youth groups on September 16, 2006. Hoping that thousands will join in the venture, Jon Tonkowich, who leads the campaign, plans to publicize the number of car washes and amount of money raised to show America that the youth of this generation are pro-life.
A diamond in the rough
A Staten Island wife has been reunited with her wedding ring thanks to her determined husband and a helpful sanitation worker.