We've seen copy editing mistakes before, but this one might take the cake.
An eagle-eyed reader named Barry Taylor was perusing his local newspaper, the Western Mail in Wales, when he spied a glaring and, in the circumstances, deeply ill-advised error in a caption about a man's death:
The man in question had been killedin a train crash in January, and the paper was reporting on the results of an inquiry into the crash.
Mr. Taylor was rightfully outraged:
The Press Gazette, which called it possibly the "worst caption fail of all time," said that there was an internal investigation taking place at the paper.
Of course, these sorts of copy editing mistakes do occur — Jim Romenesko highlighted another egregious one in an American newspaper on Thursday.
Stand at the top next time.
There must be more to this.
Dramatic British Facepalm
Wait for the end.
Don't Leave Map Editors Unattended
Because they will be messed with.
Quick Power Nap
Sleep deprivation can have that effect.
Really Didn't Need To Know That
Thanks for letting us know, though.
Rodney Stanger is the most cunning of criminals.
Ice vs. Weatherman
Ice always wins.
In His Defense, He's Completely Insane
We have no words.
Snowball In The Face
Whoever threw that had some pretty good aim.
A Common MIx-Up
She got there in the end.
A What Job?
Don't worry, he said it won't happen again.
New Airline Snack
Think of all those who are allergic.
Ice vs. Weatherman II
Ice is 2-0 so far.
Hard To Say
Give her a break, Shep.
Something Else On His Mind
"The Internet, what they're going to do with this one!"
This Is What It's All About
He's good at snowball fights.
Some great ad-libbing there.
In her defense that guy is a big arsehole.
Vasectomies Are Hilarious
The cameraman even got involved in this one.
Good story, guys.
Might want to stand farther to the side of the road.
Ah, the infamous grape crushing fall.
BBC's Horrible Secret
But he finally sheds light on the story.
At least they're mature about it.
We'd actually rather she didn't elaborate on that.
At least the kids were having fun.
He Was In A Rush
It was quicker than walking all the way around the camera.
A quick map edit takes care of it, though.
And Nancy Grace isn't happy about it.
Was this planned? We don't really care.
Alcohol And Live Television Mix Well
At least he made the report more interesting.
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