After Hemel Hempstead: Attack of the Killer News Headlines!

Read spiked editor Mick Hume's Notebook in The Times (London).

Mick Hume

Mick Hume

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‘As I write, the people of London still appear to be living and breathing. Somehow we have survived another Attack of the Killer News Headlines. The “Poison Gas Cloud” or “Cloud of Doom” that we were told would hit the city has disappeared into thin air. The “Apocalyptic Inferno” did not last until the end of the week, never mind the end of the world. And the explosion that was “Just Like an N-bomb Blast” inexplicably failed to reduce Hemel Hempstead to another Hiroshima. A headline to sum up much coverage of the Buncefield oil depot fire might be: “Apocalypse Now: nobody dead”….’

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