Misleading Headlines....

(4 Posts)
ThatsMyStapler Thu 19-May-16 13:27:02

What would you think about this headline?

Breaking: Virgin Atlantic Flight VS20 from San Francisco to Heathrow declares mid-air emergency?

A Virgin Atlantic plane has declared a mid-air emergency. We'll be bringing you the very latest updates, pictures and video on this breaking news story ...

me, i'm thinking oh bloody hell, whats happened?? (in light of the Egypt missing flight)

and what is it??


The airline tweeted: "Just to let you know this is a medical emergency due to an unwell passenger. The flight is continuing on to Heathrow."

Now I know this is important - but seriously way to frighten people !!

5Foot5 Thu 19-May-16 13:52:56

Wow can you imagine reading that if you knew a friend or family member was on that flight!

MrsPear Thu 19-May-16 13:58:36

You should see the Sun's headline today. But then again it is sun.

HirplesWithHaggis Thu 19-May-16 14:10:11

The Sun admitted publishing misleading headlines just yesterday. But it's not unique to them, as the linked article demonstrates.

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