- By Daniel W. Drezner
Daniel W. Drezner is professor of international politics at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University and a senior editor at The National Interest. Prior to Fletcher, he taught at the University of Chicago and the University of Colorado at Boulder. Drezner has received fellowships from the German Marshall Fund of the United States, the Council on Foreign Relations, and Harvard University. He has previously held positions with Civic Education Project, the RAND Corporation, and the Treasury Department.
I’ve blogged before about the awesome and misplaced power of headline editors. They can erroneously move markets and
piss off bloggers who don’t read through to the end of an article — confuse readers.
Well, USA Today let me down. Google News sent me to this USA Today story (really a blog post) with the headline, "Obama says nation needs more nerds."
And I thought to myself, "Yes!!! Finally, we can expand our power from out current base of Hollywood comic book movie franchises and start to dominate the real corridors of power."
Alas, there’s nothing in the actual story to suggest that Obama said those words. Indeed, there’s nothing in the fact sheet on the Cyberspace Policy Review report where Obama says that either.
Now I must go back to my regularly scheduled work, while adding another headline editor to my list.
Oh, yes, there’s a list.