'Headless' Headline Writer Gets The Ax

Aug 16, 2013
Originally published on August 19, 2013 3:43 pm



And let's go to our last word in business now, which is: Headless Headline Writer Gets The Ax.

We are set to reap court that after more than 40 years at The New York Post, Vincent Musetto has been let go. The name might not be familiar to anyone but there's a chance you've read some of the headlines he wrote. The most famous, from 1983, has been called one of the greatest headlines of all time: "Headless Body Found In Topless Bar." It has been printed in on T-shirts, taught in journalism classes, written about in books. But that wasn't enough to prevent Musetto from falling victim to cutbacks at the tabloid.

The Post did thank him for his, quote, "invaluable contributions." Kind choice of words, but not exactly up to Musetto's standards.

That's the business news on MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm David Greene. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.