A New Zealand Newspaper Just Ran a Photo of Ryan Dunn Instead of an Israeli Soldier's

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A New Zealand Newspaper Just Ran a Photo of Ryan Dunn Instead of an Israeli Soldier's
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From the Independent:

The New Zealand Herald has apologised to the family of Israeli soldier Guy Boyland after it accidentally ran a photo of the late Jackass star Ryan Dunn alongside a story reporting the sergeant's death.

Latin American Paper Publimetro Just Committed the Worst Ad Placement Crime in Recent Memory

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Latin American Paper Publimetro Just Committed the Worst Ad Placement Crime in Recent Memory
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No, that is not a cynically-crafted Photoshop job. You can see the whole thing right here.

Publimetro is the Latin American branch of the Swedish Metro media company (no relation to UK's Metro). What you're looking at here is indeed their coverage of the escalating conflict on the Gaza strip plastered with a full-page ad for the newest Transformers movie. Perhaps Publimetro has the scoop on Israel's "Iron Dome" defense system (ACTUALLY AN AUTOBOT, PERHAPS IRONHIDE) or maybe it's some kind of ironic commentary on the commoditization of war... or maybe it's just a sad statement about the struggles of print media in a digital age.

Point is, let's never mix real life-threatening missiles and Michael Bay missiles ever again, shall we?

For the record, the cover story of this issue is about the World Cup. Of course:

Touché of the Day: The Best Trolling Advice to a Homophobic Parent

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Touché of the Day: The Best Trolling Advice to a Homophobic Parent
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Advice Columnist, Amy Dickinson, lays in to a half-assed, ignoramus of a parent in response to this person expressed that his or her son is only "being gay" in revenge for "forgetting his birthday for the past three years."

Artsy Fart of the Day: Classic Newspaper Photos Transformed into Selfies

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Artsy Fart of the Day: Classic Newspaper Photos Transformed into Selfies
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The South African Newspaper, Cape Times , cleverly took a number of famous photos and digitally modified them to appear as though they're selfies for a recent ad campaign. Each photo is accompanied with the tagline: "You can't get closer to the news."

This Isn’t Shopped of the Day

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This Isn’t Shopped of the Day
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In what appears to be a terrible misfortune of oversight, the South Carolinian newspaper Rock Hill Herald has issued an apology after running a large advertisement for firearm sales alongside its coverage of the Connecticut school shooting in the Saturday edition. While the editor of the newspaper explained that it wasn't intentional on anyone's part as the ad placement had been determined on Thursday morning prior to the tragic development on the next day, he also acknowledged the fault on failing to recognize the mishap before running the paper for delivery on Saturday morning.

Believe it or not, a similar episode had been previously reported back in July, when The Denver Post displayed a banner ad for shotguns directly above its coverage of Aurora theater mass shooting in Colorado and subsequently issued an apology.

Not Sure Which Part is More Suspicious

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Not Sure Which Part is More Suspicious
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Someone in Holdrege, NE didn't plan on getting that high in the wee hours of Tuesday morning. The article was found in the Holdrege Daily Citizen.