The headline in Saturday's Calgary Herald read " AMD finds itself in financial peril" and that same story, by an "AP technology writer" named Jordan Robertson also found its way into numerous other newspapers including FoxNews
The full story has about 970 words, lets look at about 130 (14%) of them:
The high-flying Advanced Micro Devices
company in financial peril, saddled with debt and bleeding
rumours of a possible takeover
AMD was stealing
AMD's well running dry.
Wall Street has punished AMD's stock
Its shares have plunged more than 60 percent
Analysts say the exodus will likely continue
Investors are concerned
AMD is spending too heavily
AMD's fall has wiped out about $10 billion
dwindling cash reserves and high capital expenditures.
AMD's shifting fortunes
this will get worse before it gets better
analysts are not optimistic
Wall Street is worried
AMD is in dire need of cash
Intel ended 2006 in a healthier financial position: $10 billion in cash and $2 billion in total debt
Perhaps one lifeline for AMD will come from none other than Intel itself.
Cool huh? as honest and unbiased a hatchet job as you'll find this side of the nutroots divide - I particularly like subliminals like: "AMD's offensive" and the invocation of an "exodus".