“Homicide Victims Rarely Talk to Police,” and Other Horrible Headlines

From a friend, who got them from a friend, who got them from someone else, here’s a collection of newspaper headlines that don’t quite accomplish what the writer set out to accomplish. Anyone who has ever written or published anything can surely sympathize — and laugh. (P.S.: Are any of them real?)

 

 

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  1. La_Boheme says:

    And people think The Onion is the fake news.

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    • BingoT says:

      What are you talking about? I Google searched if The Onion is fake, and a search result said it was “totally legit”… Check your facts!

      :)

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  2. Demian Farnworth says:

    Unbelievable. And funny.

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  3. phil says:

    “Diana alive hours before death” is taken from a satirical UK newspaper called Private Eye.

    “exclusive to all newspapers” is also a joke, but then you would have to understand english to get it, I suppose.

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    • Bob says:

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      • Bob v. Phil says:

        I think his point was, anybody who can read English should have known that this one wasn’t real.

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  4. Lore Sjöberg says:

    Heh, I created one of these images as a joke. I’m tickled that my Photoshop skills were enough to get it sent around as a real headline.

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  5. RogerP says:

    The British satirical magazine, Private Eye, has published at least one book of these.

    My favourite is “Man Found Dead in Graveyard”

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  6. Amberjack says:

    Several of these are spoofs. But thanks for playing.

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  7. Fiona in London says:

    Love your books, but: The first headline is a fake, from the British satirical magazine Private Eye (www.private-eye.co.uk).

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  8. Bob says:

    In other news, I was still awake hours before going to sleep, and I was still asleep hours before waking up.

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