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Funniest Headline Ever!

Post by gillyflower on Wed Jul 07, 2010 4:38 pm

Click here (oh, maybe this is a NC17)

http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE6622I420100703

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Re: Funniest Headline Ever!

Post by TigersEyeDowsing on Wed Jul 07, 2010 4:44 pm

LMAO! Facebooking.

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Re: Funniest Headline Ever!

Post by gillyflower on Wed Jul 07, 2010 4:44 pm

The reporter can't have read what he wrote!

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Re: Funniest Headline Ever!

Post by TPaine on Wed Jul 07, 2010 4:46 pm

I thought that's why they have editors.
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Post by TigersEyeDowsing on Wed Jul 07, 2010 4:48 pm

"I was a little sloppy out of the blocks, but I
was able to hold on," he added.

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Re: Funniest Headline Ever!

Post by allthegoodnamesweretaken on Wed Jul 07, 2010 4:53 pm

"It wasn't bad, but I was a little fatigued
toward the end,"
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Post by TigersEyeDowsing on Wed Jul 07, 2010 4:54 pm

Don'tcha hate that.

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Re: Funniest Headline Ever!

Post by DotNotInOz on Wed Jul 07, 2010 4:55 pm

Bad bad TED! Whip2

But funnier still... LoLFlag
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Re: Funniest Headline Ever!

Post by tmarie64 on Wed Jul 07, 2010 5:11 pm


OMG!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: Funniest Headline Ever!

Post by sacrificialgoddess on Thu Jul 08, 2010 9:25 am

I've seen worse:

http://failblog.org/tag/probably-bad-news/

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Re: Funniest Headline Ever!

Post by gillyflower on Thu Jul 08, 2010 9:29 am

Tell me, SG. Do reporters try to slip things by the editors?

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Re: Funniest Headline Ever!

Post by weirdfaery on Thu Jul 08, 2010 10:10 am

*snerk*
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Re: Funniest Headline Ever!

Post by sacrificialgoddess on Thu Jul 08, 2010 12:39 pm

No. Usually when you get a bad headline running, what happened was the paginator shoved a truly horrid headline on the top of a story to try to get the publisher's blood pressure up, printed a copy to drop on the publisher's desk, and then forgot to change it back before it printed.

Or they have been working so many hours that their brain isn't functioning properly and the headline reads differently in their head than it comes out on paper.

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Re: Funniest Headline Ever!

Post by DotNotInOz on Thu Jul 08, 2010 12:57 pm

Wouldn't surprise me a bit but what the latter might be the case--someone so exhausted that they went with the obvious lead judging by the subject.

I recall writing a few questionable headlines quite unintentionally when I was a high school paper editor. That's one reason why we had co-editors...one would vet the other's headlines to catch embarrassing ones before the galleys went to the printer.
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Re: Funniest Headline Ever!

Post by ZenYen on Thu Jul 08, 2010 1:06 pm

That's how it works now, too, Dot, in theory. Paginators review one another's work before anything goes to press. Thanks to the miracle of downsizing, though, there are fewer copy editor/paginators so everyone has more pages to produce and more pages to proof for others. It becomes like a factory line, things get checked way too quickly and bad headlines sometimes don't sink in until it's too late.

Where I work, we produce five daily papers in one one newsroom, after a recent consolidation. And we do it with fewer copy editor/paginators than we had 10 years ago, when the same newsroom produced only one daily newspaper. So ...

Do the math. It sucks.
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