Headline writing and story play are a little different on the Web. Time is an issue, and so is automation. Here are a couple of examples where these factors make an impact:
This headline and story from The New York Times site disagree. How tall was that building? This is a discrepancy that can arise out of haste. The fluid nature of the Web also allows for easy corrections, making this a simple fix. If only newspapers could be so fortunate.
This slanted headline and story placement from Google are more problematic. The headline rings of bias, a frequent charge by people on both sides of the Midest debate. A click on the link sheds some light: The story in question is an editorial from Bangladesh, not a news story. In that case, the headline is OK.
Google News, however, presented the headline and first sentence as news, not opinion. A reasonable reader is led to believe that the link will lead to a roundup of the day's news from the conflict. Such are the hazards of aggregators, which tend to blend news and opinion. This is why human editors are still (thankfully) necessary.