Wednesday, October 24, 2007

The gap between headline and story

Did Sarah Harding strip naked for a radio presenter? The Bizarre headline suggests 'yes':

Sarah Harding strips live on air

Blimey. Only... she didn't. What she actually did was show Clyde1's Suzie Maguire some horse-riding injuries:
“Before I knew it her jeans were pulled down and her top lifted as she showed her bruised bottom and back.”

Which, we admit, does sound like an early line from a "readers' true confessions" column, but isn't quite exactly the live, televised titillation the headline hinted at.