Upworthy-style headlines aimed at exploiting reader curiosity are all the rage these days, but I'd say this is a case study in how you can't just mechanistically apply any old strategy to any old situation:
He pinned her to the floor and molested her, then he asked a question that's still seared on her mind http://t.co/LUwgi0YLTn-- Washington Post (@washingtonpost) November 25, 2013
Now the world awaits the inevitable apology with bated breath.
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