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Editors Have Fun With Michael Jackson’s Name, Cocaine Arrests


10.27.09 Bucky Turco

mj_cocaine A Florida man who shares the same name with a certain pop icon was arrested after a traffic stop turned up warrants for the sale of cocaine, giving editors at the News Herald a perfect opportunity to tweak the headline accordingly. Although two others were arrested along with him, they went with this: “Michael Jackson arrested for sale of cocaine.” Which is true! Michael Fitzgerlad Jackson was in fact busted for blow. There’s nothing wrong with misleading your readers if you’re being factually correct. Right? |NewsHerald|