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“Homicide Victims Rarely Talk to Police,” and Other Horrible Headlines
Freakonomics ^ | 12/05/2012 | Stephen J. Dubner

Posted on 12/05/2012 5:10:11 PM PST by Gamecock

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 posted on 12/05/2012 5:10:16 PM PST by Gamecock
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To: Gamecock
Homeless survive winter: Now what?

Indeed.
2 posted on 12/05/2012 5:18:17 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Larry Lucido; F15Eagle
And yet some women parade around the Upper West Side without....


3 posted on 12/05/2012 5:21:58 PM PST by Gamecock
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To: Gamecock
Pretty darn funny stuff! ☺
4 posted on 12/05/2012 5:27:14 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of TheMasses Could Be Farts)
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To: Gamecock

5 posted on 12/05/2012 5:27:39 PM PST by MarineBrat (Better dead than red!)
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6 posted on 12/05/2012 5:29:06 PM PST by JZoback
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To: MarineBrat

7 posted on 12/05/2012 5:31:12 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of TheMasses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife
Golfing News:

"Grandmother of Five Shoots Hole in One".

8 posted on 12/05/2012 5:37:17 PM PST by Does so (Dims don't think ... they PLOT!)
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To: Does so

Doh!!


9 posted on 12/05/2012 5:38:05 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of TheMasses Could Be Farts)
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To: Gamecock

10 posted on 12/05/2012 5:44:14 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of TheMasses Could Be Farts)
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To: All

11 posted on 12/05/2012 5:45:07 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of TheMasses Could Be Farts)
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12 posted on 12/05/2012 5:47:21 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of TheMasses Could Be Farts)
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13 posted on 12/05/2012 5:49:29 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of TheMasses Could Be Farts)
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To: Gamecock
Nice break. My favorite was always the Teen Pregnancy headline.


14 posted on 12/05/2012 5:50:52 PM PST by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: Gamecock

15 posted on 12/05/2012 5:53:31 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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16 posted on 12/05/2012 5:55:15 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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17 posted on 12/05/2012 5:55:42 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Revolting cat!
O'rly?


18 posted on 12/05/2012 5:56:59 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of TheMasses Could Be Farts)
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To: AngieGal

ping


19 posted on 12/05/2012 6:02:19 PM PST by PetroniusMaximus
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To: Gamecock

20 posted on 12/05/2012 6:21:42 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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21 posted on 12/05/2012 6:22:15 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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22 posted on 12/05/2012 6:22:54 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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23 posted on 12/05/2012 6:23:28 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Revolting cat!

24 posted on 12/05/2012 6:27:48 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: Gamecock

histerical tanks


25 posted on 12/05/2012 6:29:46 PM PST by kralcmot (my tagline died with Terri)
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To: Gamecock

These are hilarious! Best laugh I’ve had all day, thanks.

The only part of the Leno show that I watch is when he shows these kinds of things.


26 posted on 12/05/2012 6:31:19 PM PST by Ditter
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To: Gamecock

My favorite headline where nobody actually read the story after reading: “Accountant Submits Report”

Say what?: “Therapist arrested for rape”

“Poison Control Center Reminds Everyone Not To Take Poison”

“Experts Say Death By Firing Squad Isn’t That Bad”

“Chick Accuses Some Of Her Male Colleagues Of Sexism”


27 posted on 12/05/2012 6:41:39 PM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Pennies and Nickels will NO LONGER be Minted as of 1/1/13 - Tim Geithner, US Treasury Sect)
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To: Gamecock

Just posting so I can find this later!


28 posted on 12/05/2012 7:06:26 PM PST by Rides_A_Red_Horse (Fair is a place you go to eat cotton candy and step in monkey poop)
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To: Gamecock

ROFLOL thanks for posting


29 posted on 12/05/2012 7:33:14 PM PST by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
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To: Gamecock

Proves editors are as bright as their reporters.


30 posted on 12/05/2012 7:48:26 PM PST by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: Gamecock
Ping for OFST theft
31 posted on 12/05/2012 8:24:52 PM PST by r-q-tek86 ("It doesn't matter how smart you are if you don't stop and think" - Dr. Sowell)
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