Best Of The Worst: Headlines
It’s said that when something is posted on the Internet, it’s on there forever. In the case of these headlines, journalists are wishing they weren’t.
Here’s a roundup of the ten of the best worst headlines ever written thanks to Columbia Journalism Review’s Lower Case archives:
Funny headline of the day. Of course it means transportation of chickens & other domestic fowls. Because of Newcastle Disease. pic.twitter.com/5El40c6ZGY
— Mr Bean's brother (@ellis_hugh) October 25, 2016
This ban is incredibly ambitious. Honestly, I don’t like birds and think pigeons are unreasonably shifty, so this is probably the only governmental ban you’ll catch me supporting.
That is not a headline I’d want my picture paired with, if I was a male.
This headline placement, ladies and gentleman, illustrates the sheer importance of a good layout designer.
Sentence construction is really important. pic.twitter.com/WoJxCrMbD0
— Imran Garda (@ImranGarda) January 4, 2017
I feel really bad for Turkey’s foreign minister, Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu. This headline sounds like a turkey has figured out who the attacker is.
— Toby Harnden (@tobyharnden) October 6, 2016
Where do I sign up?
Not just once, but 30 times! Science defies all reason at Union house!!!
Favorite headline of week. He pitches righty, lefty — and evidently, also underwater. Faces Aquaman in next outing. pic.twitter.com/efxaQxFp8Z
— Neill Woelk (@NeillWoelk) June 8, 2015
Shoutout to Neill Woelk for the hilarious commentary. Couldn’t have said it better myself.
This headline makes suit pressing sound super threatening and exotic. What do Israeli suit pressers have that we don’t? We need answers, Sharon.
His parents always did say he was a little too good at Monopoly…