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When the Headline Goes Wrong

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Mr7134, Oct 1, 2016.

  1. Mr7134

    Mr7134 Member

    At the risk of being a pedant, and I empathise somewhat because I can see how it happened, this is quite the mistake. The internet being the internet, an eagle eyed Redditor spotted it.

    A headline from itv.com

    Man who posed as fake police officer to attack girls is jailed for life

    Of course, the subject of the story didn't pose as a fake police officer. He posed as an actual police officer. Posing as a fake police officer and posing as an actual police officer are two very different things.

    Also, on a similar but related matter, the itv.com story neglects to mention that the guy was also jailed for nine years in 2003 for an assault on a nine year old girl.

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