When a visitor to a small town in Georgia came upon a wild dog attacking a young boy, he quickly grabbed the animal and throttled it with his two hands. A reporter saw the incident, congratulated the man and told him the headline the following day would read, “Valiant Local Man Saves Child by Killing Vicious Animal.” The hero told the journalist that he wasn’t from that town. “Well, then,” the reporter said, “the headline will probably say, ‘Georgia Man Saves Child by Killing Dog’.” “Actually,” the man said, “I’m from Connecticut.” “In that case,” the reporter said in a huff, “the headline should read, ‘Yankee Kills Family Pet’.”
A cub reporter for a small town newspaper was sent out on his first assignment. He submitted the following report to his editor. “Mrs. Smith was injured in a car accident today. She is recovering in County Hospital with lacerations on her breasts.” The Editor scolded the new reporter, “This is a family paper. We don’t use words like breasts around here. Now go back and write something more appropiate!” The young reporter thought long and hard. Finally he handed the Editor the following report. “Mrs. Smith was injured in a car accident today. She is recovering in County Hospital with lacerations on her ( . )( . ) “
Three men: an editor, a photographer, and a journalist are covering a political convention in Miami. They decide to walk up and down the beach during their lunch hour. Halfway up the beach, they stumbled upon a lamp. As they rub the lamp a genie appears and says “Normally I would grant you three wishes, but since there are three of you, I will grant you each one wish.” The photographer went first. “I would like to spend the rest of my life living in a huge house in St. Thomas with no money worries.” The genie granted him his wish and sent him on off to St. Thomas. The journalist went next. “I would like to spend the rest of my life living on a huge yacht cruising the Mediterranean with no money worries.” The genie granted him his wish and sent him off to the Mediterranean. Last, but not least, it was the editor’s turn. “And what would your wish be?” asked the genie. “I want the m both back after lunch” replied the editor, “the deadline for tomorrow’s newspaper is in about ten hours.
A photographer for a national magazine was assigned to get photos of a great forest fire. Smoke at the scene was too thick to get any good shots, so he frantically called his home office to hire a plane. “It will be waiting for you at the airport!” he was assured by his editor. As soon as he got to the small, rural airport, sure enough, a plane was warming up near the runway. He jumped in with his equipment and yelled, “Let’s go! Let’s go!” The pilot swung the plane into the wind and soon they were in the air. “Fly over the north side of the fire,” said the photographer, “and make three or four low level passes.” “Why?” asked the pilot. “Because I’m going to take pictures! I’m a photographer, and photographers take pictures!” said the photographer with great exasperation. After a long pause the pilot said, “You mean you’re not the instructor?”
A car was involved in an accident in a street. As expected a large crowd gathered. A newspaper reporter, anxious to get his story could not get near the car. Being a clever sort, he started shouting loudly, “Let me through! Let me through! I am the son of the victim.” The crowd made way for him. Lying in front of the car was a donkey.
Q: How many editors does it take to change a lightbulb? A: It was supposed to be in place last week!
Q: How many publishers does it take to change a lightbulb? A: Three. One to screw it in and two more to hold down the editor.
Who do you think was sent to cover the story of the baby lion born in the zoo? A cub reporter.
An honest weatherman says, “Today’s forecast is bright and sunny with an 80% chance that I’m wrong.”
A weather forecaster took a job in another part of the country. When asked why he transferred he replied, “The weather didn’t agree with me.”