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New York Post Didn’t Mean to Insinuate That ‘Bag Men’ Had Bombs in Backpacks

A headline is ‘commonly understood to function primarily as an attention-getter,’” says the tabloid’s defense in the ongoing defamation case. “And that is certainly true of the Post’s headlines in general and this headline in particular. Taken in context, the headline in this case was obviously nothing other than a play on words.” Get it? They have bags and they’re men.

Post Didn’t Mean to Say ‘Bag Men’ Had Bombs