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Old 10th Dec 2001, 01:40
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Some years ago the Times ran a competition to see who could come up with the most outrageous headline. The winning entry was for a newspaper dated 1919 with the headline "FRANS FERDINAND FOUND ALIVE". Anyone care to try and better that?
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Old 10th Dec 2001, 02:03
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JOHN HOLMES IS DEAD.

Front page of the Sun, sometime in the 80's......
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Old 10th Dec 2001, 02:17
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The Canadian journalist Fotheringham tells of the competition to produce an outrageous headline. It was around Christmas, and a man named Oliver had recently been murdered with a sharp weapon. The proposed headline ran: "They decked the halls with b*lls of Olly".
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before 'new labour'(years before most of you were born) michael foot was promoted minister of defence.the headline was:
'foot heads arms body'.
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Old 10th Dec 2001, 06:14
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Davaar, the runner-up was by the same guy, "You should have seen Oliver Twist."

The National Post reviewed the movie "Nora Barnacle," about James Joyces' mistress, on the same day they did the review of "Pearl Harbour." The cut line read "Nora! Nora! Nora!"
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"Is Franco still dead?"
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What? This far and not one headline from the NT news?
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English newspaper headline circa 1916: "Fog over Channel, Continent isolated".

Always liked that one.

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Old 10th Dec 2001, 14:20
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Old 10th Dec 2001, 14:39
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One I always liked was, apparently, during the North Africa campaign of WW2 when a major advance by Montgomery cut off Rommel's forces. The headline ran:-

"Eight Army Push Bottles Up Germans"
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What about last Friday's Times? A screamng front page headline: 'MULLAH OMAR IS CAPTURED'.

Total b*llocks, and they have not had the grace to apologise to readers for this epic journalistic screw-up.
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And of course'MONTGOMERY FLIES BACK TO FRONT'
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Old 10th Dec 2001, 16:13
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The Sun came out with "Super-Cally Go Ballistic, Celtic are Atrocious" after Celtic's defeat to Inverness Caledonian Thistle in the Scottish Cup. I'm pretty sure someone had done that before, but I can't remember who it was...?
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From that colossus of jornolistic endeavour, THE SUNDAY SPORT -
"WOMAN PREGNANT FOR 65 YEARS GIVES BIRTH TO A PENSIONER"
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Old 10th Dec 2001, 19:36
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here's one that was (sadly) never published.

in 1963 the IRA blew up Nelson's column in Dublin, and DeValera, still powerful enough to influence the (now defunct) Irish Press suggested the editor run the headline:

'English Admiral Leaves Dublin by Air'

the rat bag editor chickened out, boo, hiss...

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