Oh dear: On Facebook, WaPo juxtaposes gory headline with photo of Obama


Generally speaking, the Washington Post, like so many other media lapdogs, goes out of its way to make President Obama look good. But lapdogs are only human, and every once in a while, they slip up. Like today:

Oops, @washingtonpost…Methinks this photo does not actually go with this headline twitter.com/lheron/status/…

— Liz Heron (@lheron) February 22, 2013

Hoooo boy.

That’s the way the WaPo story showed up in my Facebook feed. It’s actually about serial killers wapo.st/XuDAmN

— Liz Heron (@lheron) February 22, 2013

The mistake has evidently been corrected:

[email protected]lheron It was a technical snafu. We’ve fixed it! Thanks for reading @postoutlook, as always.

— WashPost Outlook (@PostOutlook) February 22, 2013

Sadly, not before it could be preserved for posterity.

@tjortenzi It happens. #metadatafail

— Liz Heron (@lheron) February 22, 2013

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2013/02/22/oh-dear-on-facebook-wapo-juxtaposes-gory-headline-with-photo-of-obama/

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