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Shouldn't the headline match the contents?

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Elegran Mon 04-May-20 19:17:01

Headline and short news item in today's Sunday Post

Headline - . Van-Tam: *No antibodies in bloodstream from recovered positive cases .
Item - Prof Van-Tam said the “overwhelming majority” of people who had recovered from Covid-19 were found to have antibodies in their bloodstream but it was not yet known for sure whether they would be immune from a second case of the disease or for how long the antibodies would last."
Shouldn't the headline say the same thing as the news item?

wildswan16 Mon 04-May-20 19:33:18

"Headline and short news item in today's Sunday Post"

Reminds me of when our Sunday papers arrived on the island about 5.15 on Monday !

It is more helpful if headlines match the text, but the Sunday Post is a lovely read anyway. (Remembering Oor Wullie and The Broons !)

Glorybee Mon 04-May-20 19:41:21

There’re an increasing no of times a mismatch of headline and story is being picked up on in the (online) broadsheets in the below the line comments.

MaizieD Mon 04-May-20 19:46:28

The headline isn't written by the journalist who writes the story. If the person who writes it hasn't read the story properly they don't always match...

Jellybeetles Mon 04-May-20 19:48:56

I really enjoy reading magazine but they are appalling when it comes to describing the stories inside with the headlines on the front page. This is just to draw readers in. I buy them regardless as I never get round to complaining. I doubt they will stop doing it if I do. And I really hate it when they use friendly words like hubby in the headline when the story is horrendous.