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NY Post Defends Notorious 'Bag Men' Headline As 'Attention-Getter'

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But lawyers for Salaheddin Barhoum and Yassine Zaimi suggested that headline had a strong criminal connotation, according to court filings.

Wemple highlighted the linchpin of the Post's response: "In the final analysis, all that plaintiffs ultimately have to say by way of complaint is that the Post printed a large headline that brought more attention to them than they believe was warranted, and that readers who jump to conclusions might have jumped to a wrong one — at least until they realized a day later that they were wrong."

This post has been updated.