Sunday, September 23, 2007

A program of light entertainment followed

"Bad bad bad headline," writes a reader:

State Trooper Praised at Amish Shooting

Yep. Though it's nice to see that sort of event making time to honor our public servants, isn't it?

Complaint sustained, and hed is sent to bed without supper. Hed writer, on the other hand, now has reservations on unheated train to Siberia.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

And yet lots of places didn't change the hed. Though that's not particularly surprising.

9:28 PM, September 23, 2007  
Blogger fev said...

I kind of miss the days when editors laughed at AP suggested heds. Or at least had time to laugh at them.

9:50 PM, September 23, 2007  
Blogger Andy Bechtel said...

Yet another reason to have a human editor have some say about what the wires are putting up on newspaper Web sites. Putting the wires on autopilot allows this headline to proliferate.

12:31 PM, September 24, 2007  
Anonymous Nicole Bogdas said...

I'll say it again: Firefighters help burn survivors. Thank you Columbia Missourian for years of humorous heds.

11:36 AM, September 29, 2007  
Blogger fev said...

You'll be glad to know the Missourian is still feeding hed collections across the land. As is the Trib.

How's the transition going? Are you going to maintain a regular blog or just post occasionally at SND?

2:52 PM, October 01, 2007  

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