(snark, snark, snark, snark, snark)
New York Times was humiliated on Friday when its lead about US politicians debating Iraq appeared on its website captioned by a photo of head-banging heavy metal fans.
Times’ readers will know that the House of Representatives has been divided over President Bush’s escalation plan, but they won’t know the congressmen are fans of rock group Slayer.
That was the impression from the paper however, after a photo of bearded and tattooed men moshing in Manhattan captioned its story:‘A divided house denounces plan for more troops.’
According to the Daily Background, which broke news of the blunder, the offending image was displayed for at least half an hour to thousands of visitors to the NYT online, before it was taken down.
The photograph, reportedly taken at a Slayer concert by a Times photographer on Thursday, was intended for the paper’s music review section, due for publication in Saturday’s edition.
(read more here, New York Times Publishes Wrong Photo
at Freelance UK, Feb 21)