Headlines that mislead

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    Oct 14, 2011 12:04 AM GMT
    http://www.wtop.com/?nid=41&sid=2591171

    Amtrak hits record 30 million passengers
    Thursday - 10/13/2011, 5:15pm ET
    By JOAN LOWY
    Associated Press


    WASHINGTON - Amtrak officials say their trains carried over 30 million passengers in the past 12 months, the most in one year since the passenger railroad was created four decades ago.

    The company said in a statement released Thursday that ridership during the year ending on Sept. 30 was up 5 percent over the previous year and ticket revenue is up by more than 8 percent despite significant weather related disruptions in much of the country.

    Amtrak has set ridership records eight out of the last nine years.

    Despite its success in attracting riders, Amtrak's critics in Congress are squeezing the railroad's federal subsidies and trying to take away its most valuable routes in the rail corridor that links Washington, Philadelphia, New York and Boston.

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    Oct 14, 2011 12:19 AM GMT
    ^tanx for that endorsement. I'm sure Amtrack luvs ya back.
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    Here's a batch collected on the web:

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    Oct 14, 2011 12:44 AM GMT
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    Beaux said^tanx for that endorsement. I'm sure Amtrack luvs ya back.
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    And the irony is, I should be encouraging people to take the plane, instead of the train!

    Airline stock?
    ....or you just want the dining car all to yourself?
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    Oct 14, 2011 1:12 AM GMT
    There has got to be one of those troll faced gifs of this phenomenon, along the lines of "I click on shocking words, why page no interesting?"
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    Oct 14, 2011 3:44 AM GMT
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    Oct 14, 2011 4:22 AM GMT
    "Congressional Ethics committee....."

    "Military Intelligence thinks...."
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    Oct 14, 2011 5:24 AM GMT
    Hardy har har.

























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