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Twitter Mocks CNN with #CNNHeadlines Hashtag

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Twitter Mocks CNN with #CNNHeadlines Hashtag

2013-04-17 15:48:09

-by Alex Mangini, Staff Writer; Image: Twitter has taken to mocking CNN over their headline blunders. (Image Source: Twitter)

International news network CNN had some explaining to do today after incorrectly reporting that a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing had been arrested and taken into custody.

Several other networks failed to verify the report, which brought its authenticity into question. Later, three FBI sources, as well as the Boston Police, confirmed that the information was false.

This was not the first time the network has had to backtrack on headline miscues, after famously reporting that last year’s health care bill had been turned down, when, in fact, it was approved.

CNN’s miscue has become fun fodder for social media users, as Twitter has exploded with the hashtag “#CNNHeadlines.”

Here are some of our favorite examples: 

 @SCNotTopTen#CNNHeadlines Suspect identified and arrested for shooting Plaxico Burress

@markm1962: Between the two most popular fake news organizations, I think The Onion is funnier than CNN. #CNNHeadlines

@dannyboi96: “President Lincoln enjoys an uneventful evening at Ford’s theatre.” #CNNHeadlines

@el_negro_pobre#CNNHeadlines Senate unanimously passes gun bill

@KatLadyNE: BREAKING CNN reports that the Titanic has hit an iceberg but will not sink. Repeat THE SHIP WILL NOT SINK. #CNNHeadlines

@jorgevargas86#CNNHeadlines North Korea Attacks South Korea with Army of Unicorns.

@dvmartin260: Michael Bay presented with lifetime achievement award for outstanding directing. #CNNHeadlines

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