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Is this headline a bit insensitive?

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by GBNF, Nov 9, 2007.

  1. GBNF

    GBNF Active Member

    ESPN's lead headline about Troy Williamson's situation with the Vikes regarding his grandma's funeral

    Grave Injustice

    Is that clever or a tad too far?

    just wondering
  2. Yeah, that's a bit much. I'm not offended, but I could understand if the public was.
  3. Tom Petty

    Tom Petty Guest

  4. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    Don't try to force pun headlines on stories about people dying.

    Guess I'll never work at ESPN. ::) ::)
  5. A question mark would have, at the least, numbed the effect a bit: "Grave Injustice?"
  6. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    I guess that headline writer is no smooth criminal. [/cross_threading]
  7. GBNF

    GBNF Active Member


    Great job Doc, award-winning
  8. Left_Coast

    Left_Coast Active Member

    Out of bounds. Know when to write the pun headline. This isn't the case.
  9. Of course, this being a message board, we are not beholden to such rules. Here's my tasteless suggestion:

    Dead Wrong
  10. Boomer7

    Boomer7 Active Member

    Maybe he'll file a grievance. (rimshot)
  11. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Here's my (lame) contribution:

    Stiff Penalty
  12. hotrobber

    hotrobber Member

    Good Grief
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