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Tabloid Classic: 'NY Post' Catches Lifeguard Off-Guard

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If tabloids disappear, will we still have stories and headlines like this?

"Drowned Out!" The New York Post blares this morning.

The news:

The day after a teen drowned in the treacherous riptides off Rockaway Beach, this lifeguard appeared totally oblivious to the dangers there — wearing iPod headphones on the job yesterday in clear violation of city Parks Department rules.

The story has officials promising an investigation.

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