By all accounts this week has seen the August silly season at its, well, silliest. HTFP has been accused of running its ‘weakest story ever’ – the commenter clearly hadn’t delved too deeply into some of our archives from the early days – while anecdotal reports filtering through to our Derby HQ suggest similar struggles in newsrooms across the land.
But never fear, here for the second week running are some more media funnies to while away those sluggish news days. Keep them coming to email@example.com.
First off this week, from the Kent Messenger, a classic example of a headline that manages to say moreorless the exact reverse of what it intended.
This one from Reuters.com has done the rounds a bit, but surely deserves an additional, er, outing here.
Perhaps the Harrow Observer could have found a slightly more dignified description for this 35-year-old newspaper seller hurt in an accident…
We suspect the Stevenage Comet sub who wrote this headline might have got a ‘handbagging’ from his editor…
And finally, back on the subject of slow news days, the Weston Mercury website keeps tabs on some hot breaking news from Somerset.
Help (20/08/2010 09:37:04)
I can’t read the first one!!
Grumpy nitpicker (20/08/2010 12:27:42)
More or less is three words, not one!