Rachel Maddow just held a cool contest where fans could write politically loaded headlines for real stories — what she calls “infoxification.” As a onetime headline writer myself, I thought it would be fun to get my own hands dirty with the grit of infoxification. And now, your top headlines (mostly from when I started this a few days ago):
Lockerbie bomber Abdel Baset al-Megrahi dies in Libya
Lockerbie bomber disappointingly dies of natural causes
Smith slaps male journalist attempting to kiss him
Poll: Will Smith now favorite celebrity among conservatives
Chinese activist who fled house arrest heads to U.S.
Unpatriotic, handicapped, illegal communist immigrant invades U.S.
Evidence: Zimmerman bloodied, marijuana in Trayvon's blood
Pot traces in Martin’s blood point to self-defense by Zimmerman
Donna Summer dead at 63
Death of Summer puts global warming theories in doubt
Obama expected to push for growth at G-8 summit
Obama to urge rival nations to surpass U.S.
U.S. ceases sanctions on Myanmar as reward for democratic reforms
U.S. bends to Burma over lip service
A Kennedy Is Remembered for Struggles, and Warmth
Kennedy death jokes rise from dead
Stakes are high on Facebook's first day of trading
Will the magic of the free market “like” Facebook?
Facebook founder affirms marriage sanctity between man, woman
Congressional Republicans push for votes to prevent broad tax increases
Congressional Republicans push to protect hardworking Americans from further theft
Romney Defends His Record at Bain
Romney not ashamed of financial success, American Dream
Goodell Is Sued by a Saint Suspended in Bounty Case
Bounty kingpin files frivolous lawsuit against job creator
Paralyzed woman moves robotic arm using thought alone
Thought alone: the innovative new approach to health care