As newspaper subscriptions decline and as newspapers either lay off workers or publish only online, we will be losing a great source of humor. Some writers for our local newspaper  seem to take great delight in writing headlines that are puns. It's more fun, though, when bloopers appear. Online news can have its comedic moments too, like earlier this week when the Boston Globe had a Chicago-Tribune-type "Dewey Defeats Truman" blooper  when they posted an election map Tuesday evening declaring Coakley the winner over Brown — before the polls had even closed in Massachusetts! Oops!
The humor in many of today's clippings is the statement of the obvious — not exactly breaking news. Here are some bloopers from newspapers and some corrections they've published later.
The redundancy in this one makes me scratch my head:
This one was news to me — I did not know that there were people out there who might try this!
Here are several corrections newspapers have published.
Looking forward to reading your comments on this post.
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