“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. slimpy says:

    FW: FW: RE: FW: RE: RE: SOOOO FUNNNYYY

    Did you guys just get the internet today?

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  2. Andy Bechtel says:

    The “morgue” headline from The News & Observer isn’t real. Here’s more: http://wp.me/plJ6z-1bV

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  3. EP says:

    Don’t you mean “All from Jay Leno because you can tell from the highlighters that he used them on Headlines”?

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  4. Paul S Vigil says:

    HILARIOUS!! I was roaring with laughter!

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  5. Eric M. Jones. says:

    Dube….

    1) These are mostly spoofs. Verifying them is tough these days.
    2) Having worked in the news-biz (UPI), I can tell you that the news editors are GREAT at language and they know damned well if they are putting a little humor into print…which they often do. Your humor is based on the notion that they goofed. I’ll put my money elsewhere.

    Hey…When the ES neon went dark on the ESSEX house–it was paid for.

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  6. Kari says:

    Did you see the “Santorum Blasts Obama in Cumming Rally” headline during the primaries last year?

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  7. KK says:

    “Hospitals resort to hiring doctors” actually is a real headline. This may seem strange to the lay public but almost all doctors in the hospital are NOT employees of that hospital. They are self employed and have privileges to practice at that hospital. Hospitals will direct employ doctors particularly when there is a shortage of a speciality that’s needed.

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  8. Patrick says:

    good laugh

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