Wrong about the right

Great Moments in Headline Writing

AP Wire | 05/03/2002 | Right-Wing Wins British Elections

May 3, 2002: The Miami Herald (perhaps getting the head from the AP story) makes it sound like a tidal wave of extremism has swamped British politics. While the headline is technically true, it refers to only three council seats in one town, (the BNP ran 68 candidates, and the other 65 all lost) and in fact on a nationwide basis Labour did better than expected.


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