Charleston Post and Courier apologizes for gun ad on front page
The Charleston Post and Courier on Thursday apologized for a front-page sticky note that advertised for a gun shop.
"The front-page sticky note that was attached to some home delivery newspapers on the same day as this tragedy is a deeply regrettable coincidence," the paper said in response to a reader complaint on Facebook. "We apologize to those who were offended."
Here's the note, which was affixed above a banner headline describing the recent shooting rampage in a Charleston church:
Accentuating the irrationality of the Charleston news, the paper puts an ad for a gun shop on the front page today. pic.twitter.com/GyAW4EcKF1
— Jonathan A. Neufeld (@jneuf) June 18, 2015