I generally find that HuffPo is not a super-reliable source of information considering that they allow anyone to write anything on their site.
The procedure you’re referring to is not a “shot.” It’s an outpatient medical producedure in which a polymer is inserted directly into the vas deferens. It’s basically a vasectomy delivered through a simpler means, which is great, but it isn’t, like, a shot in the arm. It’s an outpatient medical procedure. It also isn’t approved by the FDA and is still research trials.
That’s not to say that it isn’t an interesting possibility and that it sounds way better than a normal vasectomy. But, yeah, the HuffPo article made it sound like a completely different thing…intentionally.
They’re in it for the clicks, not to inform people of actual true things.
"They’re in it for the clicks, not to inform people of actual true things."
- Hank Green hitting the nail on the head with his description of Huffington Post.
I love new media, and I love the new and exciting ways that stories are being told. But I think HuffPo are on the wrong end of new media, where everything is exaggerated to get our attention. It’s insulting, as if the only reason we will click is if they invent some conflict that isn’t there.
Their headlines are too often intentionally misleading and so I’m making a habit of avoiding their links.
HuffPo links are the equivalent of a Daily Telegraph front page and that’s not a positive comparison.