One of my biggest objections to the wildly popular contrarian school of journalism is the way that, rather than following a line of reasoning to an unexpected conclusion, many writers obviously start out with an absurdly counter-intuitive position then try to come up with a list of reasons to justify it.
You know the sort of thing I'm talking about, stories with titles like:
Newt Gingrich's three marriages mean he might make a strong president -- really
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