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Embarrassing, embarrassing

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by IGotQuestions, Jan 7, 2008.

  1. IGotQuestions

    IGotQuestions Member

    Does your newspaper print Parade magazine in its weekend editions? Did your Parade cover feature the pic of Bhutto, and the Bhutto story written in present tense (ie, never edited after her death) and the election Tuesday? Mine did. Uggh. Embarrassing.
  2. STLIrish

    STLIrish Active Member

  3. EStreetJoe

    EStreetJoe Well-Known Member

    You mean the Parade Magazine that's printed 2-3 weeks in advance so there is no chance to edit it?
  4. Beach_Bum

    Beach_Bum Member

    Nothing embarrassing at all about it.
    The world knows she's dead. The story is great insight into what she was thinking before she died and is more relevant now than it would have been otherwise. An editor's note on the cover of the paper is sufficient. This will be one of the most-read Parades ever.
  5. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    That may be embarrassing but USA Weekend is no better. They spelled "Mohammed Ali" wrong in a page 2 blurb about daughter Laila.
  6. SF_Express

    SF_Express Active Member

    The Parade thing was written about and editor's noted all over the country.

    The interview references her certainty that people are out to kill her.

    I think in this circumstance, there was nothing wrong.
  7. joe king

    joe king Active Member

    Not only was there nothing wrong, I think it's very powerful -- moreso even than it would have been otherwise.
  8. fishwrapper

    fishwrapper Active Member

    Um, but, you guys, she was assassinated. She's dead. Rubbed out. Blooey. Belly up.
    Instances like this further augment the argument that the paper is an antiquated delivery method slow to evolve.
    She was killed on Dec. 27th.
  9. IGotQuestions

    IGotQuestions Member

    Very slow the evolve. Regardless of what the Parade honchos say, the ONLY reason the issue wasn't retracted was money.
  10. If she had died choking on a chicken bone - that would have been embarrassing. But since she did an interview about being a terrorist target - it was completely relevant. Haunting even. Not in bad taste.
  11. jgmacg

    jgmacg Guest

    Posted this on the S & N thread as well. Reader response to the piece:

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