Three words that should never be used in the same headline: Clinton, head and Weiner

by editor on July 13, 2010

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Bill wanted to play a game of Bridesmaid Bingo, but Hillary had other ideas

Is it possible for a reporter to combine the words “Clinton”, “head”, and “Weiner” in the same sentence without some editor saying, “Nah, can’t do that.”

Apparently, it is possible at WCBS-TV, the CBS-owned station in New York, because here’s how the station presented a story on its website last weekend:

Bill Clinton To Head Rep. Weiner Wedding

Call him the officiator-in-chief: Former President Bill Clinton will preside at the wedding of New York Rep. Anthony Weiner to a longtime aide of Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.

The 45-year-old congressman and his 34-year-old fiancee, Huma Abedin, are to be married Saturday at the Oheka Castle in Huntington on Long Island. The 19,000 square-foot home and extensive grounds have been host to many high-profile weddings, including Kevin Jonas of the Jonas Brothers to Danielle Deleasa last December.

If there is a God in heaven, he will not allow the bride to wear a blue dress.

Source: WCBS-TV

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

VIC July 13, 2010 at 3:09 pm

Slilck Willie is gonna do that??? Here I thought he was out on the golf links, playing with his putter.

hudson duster July 13, 2010 at 12:49 pm

If there is a God in heaven he will ensure that the bride wears a blue dress. Whose side do you think God is on?

Pierce July 13, 2010 at 10:54 am
DJ July 13, 2010 at 9:20 am

It’s stories like this that are a news editor’s dream!

CO2 Insanity July 13, 2010 at 8:55 am

Is the main course at the reception going to be Tubesteak?

USN-RETIRED July 13, 2010 at 2:00 pm

No, that’s just a phallusey.

VIC July 13, 2010 at 3:08 pm

Oh My Gawd!! (BIG BIG GRIN!!)