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Headlines that don't match the photo..or do they?

Updated on January 5, 2012

The news can often be very depressing. But sometimes what is most tragic about the headline is the accompanying photo. Whether it is the result of an editing oversight or perhaps a subtle attempt by the newspaper writers to "fun" things up this kind of situation can lighten up even the most controversial of news. Here are a few headline mishaps to share that feature a few notable persons.


Headline with photo of Queen Elizabeth II
Headline with photo of Queen Elizabeth II
Headline beside photo of Elton John
Headline beside photo of Elton John
Headline with accompanying Holder photo
Headline with accompanying Holder photo
Headline with Lady Gaga photo
Headline with Lady Gaga photo
Headline with photo of Congressman Ron Paul
Headline with photo of Congressman Ron Paul
Headline with photo of Rose O'Donnell
Headline with photo of Rose O'Donnell
Headline with photo of Hillary Clinton
Headline with photo of Hillary Clinton
Headline about Iranian president
Headline about Iranian president

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    Kannan Reddy 5 years ago from Mumbai

    Some of them are very hilarious. How did you find these? Are the snaps from your personal collection.

    Anyway thanks for the laugh.

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    Beth Perry 5 years ago from Tennesee

    Thanks Kannawrites. And yes, they're personal, so I'm keeping the lenders' identities on the hush-hush :)

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    Derek James 5 years ago from South Wales

    Hilarious, bethperry. I love it when the papers print these gaffes. Keep them coming. Voted up and funny.

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    Becky Katz 5 years ago from Hereford, AZ

    These are great. Very funny.

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    Kimberly Schimmel 5 years ago from North Carolina, USA

    I needed a laugh today--thanks.

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    Nicole S Hanson 5 years ago from Minnesota

    Oh boy! How unfortunate!!

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    Alecia Murphy 5 years ago from Wilmington, North Carolina

    These are funny. I think Ron Paul has to be my favorite because that's what he sounds like sometimes. Great job Beth!

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    thearbiter0808 5 years ago

    Did the queen have a good laugh? I did! Voted up!

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    Rosemary Sadler 5 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

    Thank you for my morning laugh. These are just so funny.

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    MizBejabbers 5 years ago

    OMG! I love it! This is one of the very "bewares" that we are taught in journalism school. When I was working on my MA in journalism, I attended a conference and presented a paper. I didn't win because the winning paper was on this very subject. Everyone thought it was a very clever paper. Your hub is also very clever. I voted you up, interesting, funny and awesome!

    By the way, just below this column is an ad that is an example of your hub but I don't think it is meant to be. How perfect!

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    WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

    Funny stuff! Voted way up!

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    Beth Perry 5 years ago from Tennesee

    Thanks much, all, and glad you enjoyed them. Mizbejabbers - I think they must change these ads every little bit because it isn't showing up right now. But next time I'm in I hope it'll be back up!

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    MizBejabbers 5 years ago

    They may be personalizing the ads to the reader. They follow us and do that. I'm using my husband's PC today and it isn't here. Something more appropriate to his interest is there. Anyway, thanks for the follow. I'll say it again: Just loved the hub!

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    Kiela Starcatcher 5 years ago from Chicago, IL

    Wow. ROFL!!! Thanks for the chuckles! Pretty funny what people can miss when they're so focused on their tasks that they don't step back and look at the whole picture... (^_^)

    Rated up / funny!

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    Beth Perry 5 years ago from Tennesee

    MizBejabbers, you are probably right.

    Kiela, thanks very much :)

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    MizBejabbers 5 years ago

    Hey, Beth, thanks for the confidence. I know this is off subject, but I think I just proved my theory. Yesterday morning I was browsing some sites looking for a particular brand of boots. I had never searched for that brand before. Today when I opened Hub Pages, there was the ad for that brand along with another website that sells shoes!

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    Greensleeves Hubs 5 years ago from Essex, UK

    Very good clips Bethperry!

    I think you should have included a poll to choose the best - mind you, I'd have been hard pushed to choose between an exploding Elton John, the vile odour and the escaped mental patient. Mind you Hilary Clinton and that elderly lady who runs the prostitution ring would have to be considered too.

    Voted up.

    No wait a minute - it has to be 'Inbred idiocy on the rise.' The picture says it all. :-)

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    Beth Perry 5 years ago from Tennesee

    Greensleeves Hubs,you just made me spew my coffee LOL

    Thanks hon. I'll take the poll thing into consideration, too!

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    Greensleeves Hubs 5 years ago from Essex, UK

    Sorry about that. Make yourself a fresh cup :-)

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    Alex Munkachy 4 years ago from Honolulu, Hawaii

    Great little hub. Thanks for the laugh!

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