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V.A. Musetto, Man Behind Iconic ‘Headless Body in Topless Bar’ Headline, Fired by NY Post

V.A. Musetto, the man who penned perhaps the most iconic newspaper headline ever — “Headless Body in Topless Bar” — has been fired by The New York Post. Capital New York reports that Musetto learned that he was being cut via email.

Musetto had been with the Post since 1983 1973, most recently writing freelance film reviews. Lou Lumenick, the Post’s film editor, fired him via an email citing “budget cutbacks.” The note was two sentences long.

Obviously annoyed, Musetto forwarded the email to the Post newsroom, adding, “After 40 years at the Post, during which I wrote ‘Headless body in topless bar,’ it has come to this.”

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