…but isn’t this Sac Bee “Sacto 9-1-1” headline a bit strange? Or is it just me? Hyphens with compound nouns can be tricky. Doesn’t this wording imply that the stuff is not in favor of children?
I think the problem is anti; I think most people would assume it was anti-that if the cops and FBI are involved.
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It definitely makes you take a second look.
“Sacramento area cops join FBI in kid pornography raids”
“Sacramento area cops join FBI in anti-kid pornography”
It’s the “anti” mixed with “raids” right?
Exactly. Your first edit is the correct version I think, I don’t think anti is needed.
Whew! I thought they were going after my second favorite genre of porn- after the “anti-animal” crush videos that is.
I’ve had a tiny bit of experience writing headlines. Why didn’t they just put “child pornography raids”? Type-wise, it would have fit just as well, if not better. Bizarre.
On the bright side, hopefully some creeps will be put away for a long time — regardless of the Bee’s awkward framing. I think the Bee’s reporting is pretty solid, for the most part, but I’ve seen a lot of odd headlines over the years. Good catch…