10 Times The News Made Us Cringe
Brought to you from the pages of Just My Typo, by Drummond Moir
1. That news headline that made us double-take the nature of Lance Armstrong’s performance enhancement rumors… REPORT: ARMSTRONG USED RUGS
CNBC News caption in wake of Lance Armstrong’s admission to Oprah Winfrey that he used illegal substances.
2. This hilarious faux pas that we tried (and failed) to read out loud…
Timeless headline from the New Orleans Times-Picayune, 2011
3. This troubling Chicago Daily Tribune headline: “Before the verdict was rendered this morning Miss Mexico told interviewers that if the court freed her, she would become a nut.”
4. That time the Sunday Business Post caused pure shock and horror: “BISHOPS AGREE SEX ABUSE RULES”
5. This headline from Christian Science Monitor that made us giggle like schoolchildren: “ONE CAN ARGUE THAT THE PRESIDENT IS USING THE SEPTEMBER 11 ATTACKS TO BOOST HIS PUBIC PROFILE”
6. That one time during Woodrow Wilson’s presidency, when The Washington Post was credited with the “most famous newspaper typo” in DC history…
The Post intended to report that President Wilson had been “entertaining” his future wife, Mrs. Galt, but instead wrote that he had been “entering” her.
7. That evening we thought Alan Greenspan’s prostitute got the best of him…
April 22, 2003, a closed captioning typist for ABC’s World News Tonight informed viewers that Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan was “in the hospital for an enlarged prostitute.” Later that evening, viewers were advised that Mr. Greenspan was in fact having prostate problems.
8. That time The Atlantic picked up on a very common typo in their 2012 year-review: “Bloobmerg” for “Bloomberg” when referencing the mayor of New York.
Senior Writer Jen Doll described the great pleasure she took from repeatedly seeing this typo, “largely because this Mr. Bloobmerg is a person who is fun to imagine. He would like Sugary sodas, one would think.”
9. That time we forgave Presidential candidate Mitt Romney and his team for misspelling America
A photo of the Whitehouse taken with an iphone and the With Mitt app from the campaign of Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney on May 30, 2012, in Washington DC. The app allows users to take photographs with one of fourteen overlays, including one that says “A Better Amercia.” “Mistakes happen,” Romney campaign spokeswoman Andrea Saul said on MSNBC. “I don’t think any voter cares about a typo at the end of the day,” she said, adding that an update had been sent to Apple.
10. And finally, the mother of all typos, “BREAKING NEWS: OBAMA BIN LADEN DEAD”
As seen on Fox News
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