35 of the worst headlines you’ve ever (or never) seen

Freakonomics
Stephen J. Dubner has collected photos of about three dozen really dumb newspaper headlines. Here are a few:

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  • http://www.facebook.com/robert.knilands Robert Knilands

    “Help me, Jim! You’re my only hope!”

  • sargeh

    When do the adults return to work?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=504633504 Dan Mitchell

    Oy. First the Freakonomics jokers splat a bunch of stuff on a Web page without bothering to check, or care, if it’s all real, then Poynter decides that this (along with shallow Royals-obsessiveness) is what it should be doing to shore up the post-Romenesko losses.

    Par for the course in both cases, I guess.

  • http://www.poynter.org Poynter

    Thanks, Andy! I hadn’t seen the BuzzFeed list, which has lots of overlap with this one. –Julie Moos/Director of Poynter Online

  • http://twitter.com/andybechtel Andy Bechtel

    At least one of those isn’t real. Here’s the backstory. http://editdesk.wordpress.com/2012/03/05/debunking-a-headline-myth/