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The Guardian’s Football Headline Writer: Is He a Giant Insect?

Posted By Brian Phillips On November 19, 2007 @ 9:43 am In Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Today’s award for most alarming newspaper headline goes to the Guardian, which sends its boilerplate McClaren-before-the-match filler into the realm of existential paradox by giving it the title “WE MUST FEAR THE UNTHINKABLE, WARNS MCCLAREN.” No Sartre himself, McClaren doesn’t actually issue this warning in the piece, nor does the piece explain how we could possibly fear something we aren’t even able to think. Clearly something dark is going on with the Guardian‘s football headline writer, something interesting, something that might be worth watching, and I’ll be on the lookout for further clues all week.


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