ESPN: "Obama Will Ban Fishing"

March 10, 2010 By: Marshall Cutchin

It strikes a thinking person as a bit like forecasting a ban on baseball, apple pie, and daytime naps, but a couple of days ago ESPN.com published a story that claimed the Obama administration would soon ban all fishing, commercial and recreational. The story resulted in a variety of rants, defenses, objections and free-wheeling analyses, and in the ensuing melee, it appears to me that ESPN changed the headline on their story — written by Robert Montgomery, a Senior Writer for BASS Publications — from “Obama Will Ban Fishing” (if my memory serves) to “Culled Out.”
Such is the power of the real-time Web.