Insensitive headline of the week (and maybe year)

The Murdoch-owned New York Post proved this week that when it comes to crassly insensitive headlines about tragedy, British tabloid hacks don’t have a monopoly.

The Post’s take on the death of music legend Ike Turner â€'”Ike ‘beats’ Tina to death” ‒rivals Kelvin MacKenzie’s famous Sun headline “Gotcha!” in journalism’s bad taste hall of fame.

Witness the way the headline writer subtly interlinks the twin themes of Ike pre-deceasing his ex-wife and his notorious penchant for domestic violence.

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