Dept. of Bad Timing: The News and Observer ran a front-page gun-shop ad the day after the California massacre | News
News
INDY Week's news blog

Archives | RSS

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Dept. of Bad Timing: The News and Observer ran a front-page gun-shop ad the day after the California massacre

Posted by on Thu, Dec 3, 2015 at 2:26 PM

cvtuamfwuaa9cdi.jpg

cvtuaeiwiaacwii.jpg


Yes, the N&O, like all reputable news outlets, has a wall between edit and sales, such that one doesn’t know what the other is doing. Still, this ad placement, atop an above-the-fold headline on the 14 people who were gunned down yesterday in California, seems particularly unfortunate, the kind of thing someone, somewhere should have spotted before going to press. Or maybe let’s do away with the obnoxious front-page sticky altogether. Just a thought. (The N&O, by the way, isn’t the first newspaper to run into this sort of issue. Earlier this year, the Florida Times-Union had almost the exact same thing happen.) 

But hey, your Black Friday savings runs through Dec. 15, so stock up, everyone. (Judging by that thing about Black Friday seeing the most background checks ever, you already are.) Can’t have too many guns. Like, for instance, this Smith & Wesson M&P 15, which, you know, seems ideal for shooting deer. Or, like James Holmes did in Colorado with this same gun, shooting up a movie theater. Whatever floats your boat. 

click to enlarge screen_shot_2015-12-03_at_2.30.50_pm.png

*The web ad appears to no longer be running on the N&O website. Hat tip and screen grabs courtesy of Pete Farquhar.

Tags: , , , , ,

Pin It

Comments

Showing 1-1 of 1

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-1 of 1

Add a comment

INDY Week publishes all kinds of comments, but we don't publish everything.

  • Comments that are not contributing to the conversation will be removed.
  • Comments that include ad hominem attacks will also be removed.
  • Please do not copy and paste the full text of a press release.

Permitted HTML:
  • To create paragraphs in your comment, type <p> at the start of a paragraph and </p> at the end of each paragraph.
  • To create bold text, type <b>bolded text</b> (please note the closing tag, </b>).
  • To create italicized text, type <i>italicized text</i> (please note the closing tag, </i>).
  • Proper web addresses will automatically become links.

Latest in News



Twitter Activity

Comments

Police murdered MR. CLARK and got away with it. IT WON'T STOP UNTIL ALL DIRTY COPS ARE BROUGHT TO JUSTICE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

by William Parker on Durham Police Fatally Shoot Man At New Hope Commons Shopping Center (News)

In the Montessori School of Raleigh Defendants' Answer and Affirmative Defenses to the 18 CVS 000702 case in Superior Court …

by Sam Harrison on Breaking: Nancy Errichetti, Head of the Montessori School of Raleigh, Arrested for Allegedly Aiding and Abetting Sexual Abuse (News)

Most Read

Most Recent Comments

Police murdered MR. CLARK and got away with it. IT WON'T STOP UNTIL ALL DIRTY COPS ARE BROUGHT TO JUSTICE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

by William Parker on Durham Police Fatally Shoot Man At New Hope Commons Shopping Center (News)

In the Montessori School of Raleigh Defendants' Answer and Affirmative Defenses to the 18 CVS 000702 case in Superior Court …

by Sam Harrison on Breaking: Nancy Errichetti, Head of the Montessori School of Raleigh, Arrested for Allegedly Aiding and Abetting Sexual Abuse (News)

Ingrid - the facts are coming out, you're right. But they don't support your assertions, sorry to say. Too many …

by ToWhomItMayConcern on Montessori School of Raleigh Directress Says She Was Fired for Talking to the Cops About Sexual Abuse at the School (News)

I just read this salacious thread for the first time and unfortunately found it to be overflowing with misleading information …

by Ingrid Flutter on Montessori School of Raleigh Directress Says She Was Fired for Talking to the Cops About Sexual Abuse at the School (News)

Trigger-happy Durham cops strike again.

by ruby on Durham Police Fatally Shoot Man At New Hope Commons Shopping Center (News)

© 2018 Indy Week • 320 E. Chapel Hill St., Suite 200, Durham, NC 27701 • phone 919-286-1972 • fax 919-286-4274
RSS Feeds | Powered by Foundation