Monday, July 13, 2009

Thoughtless headlines

I love bad headlines as much as the next guy (or Jay Leno), but you have to wonder if these headlines were ever put in front of an editor.

Here's one about a town councilwoman who claimed that some of her colleagues need "gender sensitivity" training. The headline? Chick Accuses Some of Her Male Colleagues of Sexism. Maybe the headline writer thought he was being cute. Or the woman was named Chick.

Here's a baseball headline about the Texas Rangers facing a tough pitcher from the L.A. Angels: Rangers get whiff of Colon. Must have been a stinker.

Utah Poison Control Center reminds everyone not to take poison. Ya think?

Here's a headline from BBC News (it's about tiny birds in England): Great tits cope well with warming. There's nothing to say about that one.

Apparently Seaman left his team in England, and the headline was Keegan fills Schmeichel's gap with Seaman. Maybe the English don't think the way we do.

Tiger Woods plays with own balls, Nike says. This is a golf story, folks.

This story's about Rosie O'Donnell. Rosie weds longtime girlfriend, slams Bush. I hope they were talking about the former president.

Here's a big surprise: Federal Agents Raid Gun Shop, Find Weapons. What else would they find at a gun shop?

A headline said that an Army vehicle disappears. Under it, it says AN Australian Army vehicle worth $74,000 has gone missing after being painted with camouflage. Obviously the camouflage paint worked.

If you have a bad headline, please pass it along.

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