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Posted at 8:59 AM ET, 01/18/2011

O'Malley inaugural event at U-Md. canceled

By Associated Press

Gov. Martin O’Malley has postponed an event to discuss the role education will play in Maryland’s new economy.

O’Malley’s office said in an email early Tuesday that the 10 a.m. event at the University of Maryland, College Park was canceled due to inclement weather and school closures.

O’Malley, who is being inaugurated on Wednesday, was slated to talk about college affordability, job creation and budget challenges.

Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown also was scheduled to attend.

By Associated Press  | January 18, 2011; 8:59 AM ET
 
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Comments

Could there be a more misleading headline? (O'Malley Inaugural Event at U-MD Canceled)

Reality: A local event was canceled due to inclement weather, like many other local events.

(False) implication from headline: A governor is canceling his inauguration festivities to make some sort of bold statement (re: budget? Tucson? who knows).

It's great to write headlines that attract clicks, but not if they are just misleading. Then it's simply annoying.

Posted by: fairfaxvoter1 | January 18, 2011 11:21 AM | Report abuse

Mr. O'Malley needs to simply get to work and figure out how Maryland is going to be able to not drown in it's own stupid debt. No inauguration is necessary for anyone anymore, there is simply no money for pomp and circumstance for any party. Better yet, charge huge money to the attendees of these events to cover all of the costs and provide some revenue without sticking it to the longterm resident citizen taxpayers. We're busy working 2 jobs Guv-go do yours!!!

Posted by: stopthemadness | January 18, 2011 11:23 AM | Report abuse

It wasn't cancelled. It was postponed. Do the headline writers even read the article?

Posted by: waterfrontproperty | January 18, 2011 11:37 AM | Report abuse

The other comments got it right -- this is a terrible headline, poor quality journalism

Posted by: magnuson | January 18, 2011 12:09 PM | Report abuse

The complainers are overreacting. fairfaxvoter, I think it's a stretch to assume the only reason to cancel would be to make a bold statement. And waterfrontproperty, the event was, in fact, cancelled. Nowhere in the article does it say they are going to reschedule. Did you even read the article?

Posted by: leathersjames | January 18, 2011 1:07 PM | Report abuse

Leathersjames did you even read the first sentence? "Gov. Martin O’Malley has postponed an event to discuss the role education will play in Maryland’s new economy." To 'postpone' something is to put it off to a later time. If he has indeed cancelled the event, then the story should not have used 'postpone'.

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/postpone

Posted by: -hypopig- | January 18, 2011 1:51 PM | Report abuse

hypopig - Thanks for the back-up.

Posted by: waterfrontproperty | January 18, 2011 3:03 PM | Report abuse

...touche.

Posted by: leathersjames | January 18, 2011 3:19 PM | Report abuse

He got the PG votes he needed. See ya in four years.

Posted by: gbooksdc | January 18, 2011 3:42 PM | Report abuse

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