Blog highlights real headlines that read like they're in The Onion

Onion-like Headlines in Real Life
Like life and art, sometimes journalism imitates satire. This blog captures examples of actual news headlines that read like they've been taken from The Onion: "Alton attorney accidentally sues himself," "Teen's dad spends school year waving at bus, embarrassing son," and "Service rat licks woman when it’s time to take meds." If that's not enough irony for you, the blog "Literally Unbelievable" highlights Facebook discussions in which people think Onion stories are real. Examples: "Church cancelled due to lack of God" and "Obama finishes deal to get every American a free parrot."

  • Steve Myers

    Steve Myers was the managing editor of Poynter.org until August 2012, when he became the deputy managing editor and senior staff writer for The Lens, a nonprofit investigative news site in New Orleans.

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