Annoyance of the Week: Hyperbolic news

I long for the day when news, any kind of news, are presented in a straightforward manner. As far as I know, journalism is not a branch of creative writing.

Pacquiao, Marquez settle ‘unfinished business’
THE entire nation comes to a standstill, again, Sunday when its favorite son Manny “PacMan” Pacquiao challenges Mexican Juan Manuel Marquez for the latter’s World Boxing Council super featherweight championship at the posh Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.

A nation stops while a favorite son wages war
THE nation stopped while a favorite son waged war in the ring, ready to die for his country in an effort to bring honor and glory and to pursue his dream of national unity.

For One Day, Filipinos Were United Behind Manny Pacquiao
Said Pacquiao, “This fight was not just for me, this was for the Filipino people.” For one day, he united them.

Pacman reigns anew!
The whole country celebrated the triumph of Filipino ring icon Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao against Juan Manuel “Dinamita” Marquez of Mexico. Everybody was glued to their T.V. sets, radios and the Internet as Manny beat his Mexican foe.

Everything stops on Sunday for Pacquiao-Marquez fight
Daily routines, anti-administration rallies, crimes and military and police operations would come to a “halt” in the Philippines Sunday, as Filipinos watch their boxing idol Manny Pacquiao enter the ring for the title bout against Mexican slugger Juan Manuel Marquez.

Filipinos unite anew for Pacquiao, even for just a few hours
The Filipino people will once again be united, even for just a few hours, to support their boxing hero, Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao as he battles Mexico’s Juan Manuel Marquez in their much-awaited rematch on Saturday night (Sunday morning in the Philippines).