The New York Times’ Controversial Andy Murray Headline

by
Fatimah Mazhar
Soon after Andy Murray won the Wimbledon title, The New York Times broke the big news with the headline.

The New York Times Thought Andy Murray Was English

Soon after Andy Murray won the Wimbledon title, The New York Times broke the big news with the following headline:

For those who are (still) trying to figure out the problem with the title:

a)      You are not a tennis fan

b)      You must read the rest of the story

What followed was a storm of tweets and retweets on Twitter criticizing the American daily newspaper for its lack of facts or for its lack of confirming the facts before publishing of news and especially news as big as this!

And yes, he is!

So yeah, Andy Murray is indeed a Scottish player and the enthusiastically wrong headline was changed within an hour or so but as we all know; what’s out there, (on the internet) is out there.

Although the Times has made the correction, tweets are still coming in, bashing the publication for the error.

Is this what the Bee Gees called The New York Times effect on man? Probably yes.

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