Uninformed Comment

Clumsy headline of the week

Posted in Bad journalism, Grammar & usage, Humour by uninformedcomment on May 4, 2011

From The Daily Mail:

Lecturer arrested after girl, 15, died of drug overdose at his home throws himself off bridge as it emerges stash ‘was found in unlocked cupboard’

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  1. thatoneday said, on May 4, 2011 at 5:07 pm

    Readers everywhere, welcome to the new world, where all the decent editors (including me) were sent home.

  2. uninformedcomment said, on August 25, 2011 at 2:15 am

    Unbelievable. If you follow the link, you’ll see they’ve rephrased the headline.

    Now it reads: “Party girls found lecturer’s drug stash in unlocked cupboard before one died of overdose, inquest hears, as he recovers from suicide attempt”.

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