Feb. 9th, 2012

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I have been reading Spiegel Online for a long time now. But I am growing increasingly exasperated with them, because lately it feels as if I've been reading a tabloid, judging by the lack of quality of their articles, and by their screaming headlines that can at best be described as misleading.

Take this article about a proposed change in the rules for temporary revocation of your driver's license. In Germany, this works by a point system. The proposed change is to reduce the number of points you earn for speeding and running a red light, and in turn reduce the number of points it takes for temporary revocation. The change actually reduces the chances to have your license taken away.

SPON's headline: License to be taken away for eight points (instead of the usual 18), even the teaser text does not mention that you also earn only half to a third of the points you used to get for any given infraction.

So now I'll be looking to find another news site. One that isn't quite so fond of misleading me. One that does not seem quite so desperate for clicks.

I'm not exactly confident I'll find any good alternatives.

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