Is it my imagination? Or are “naughty” — intentional or not — headlines finding their way into newspapers more often these days?
The one making the rounds today is this one, from today’s Express, the free daily youth + commuter tabloid published in the D.C. area by the Washington Post.
Jesus. What were they thinking?
An anonymous source sent me that picture a short while ago. But there are plenty zooming around Twitter and Facebook today. One of my favorites was presented with the editorial comment:
Seriously? Nobody at the Washington fucking Post saw a problem with this headline?
Here’s the entire page. Click for a readable version.
The word “taint” appears nowhere in the story. I can only assume they meant “tent.” Which might make this — I dunno — Typo of the Year or something.
Either that, or this was intentional. Surely not, though. Surely not.
Just last week, the Portland Oregonian ran this deliciously filthy sports headline that just can’t possibly have been unintentional. But perhaps was.
And back in July, USA Today seemed as if it was entering the world of cartoon porn with this weather graphic. I know for a fact that one was unintentional. But still.