Esquire.com has worst 9/11 mixup imaginable

Ack: Esquire.com placed Richard Drew’s photo of a man falling from a World Trade Center tower on Sept. 11, 2001, next to a headline about a morning commute in its right rail.

Tom Junod’s story about the photo is still a good read.

On Twitter, Esquire asked people to “Relax” after it fixed the error. Apologies are not one of Esquire’s strong suits.

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  • Seedee Vee

    “we’re sorry” is the normal apology phrase.

  • Sallynotadude

    No, they have always been pissed, now you can just pull up written proof of how pissed they are, all the time.

  • Sallynotadude

    Relax, stuff happens.

  • MRT144

    Naw, its been 10 years. those kids are at the U.

  • asdfasdf

    bitches, calm your tits!

  • jamespowell

    It’s because they are angry at so many things and people, but powerless and unable to direct their anger at those people and things. So when they come upon things that appear to be legitimate, and often defenseless, targets, they really let them have it.

  • lawordsmith

    “Relax, everybody”? That was a real man with a real family falling to his death on one of the most horrific days in our nation’s history. I could have forgiven and moved on because these mistakes happen with automated technology, but the “Relax” tweet makes me sick. The “stupid technical glitch” should horrify them.

  • whatchel

    People get pissed about everything now a days.

  • skylights

    Admit it, you laughed.

  • quotidian

    I agree. It’s an unconvincing attempt to make us feel bad about getting outraged over something that is truly outrageous. We weren’t confused–except to wonder what idiot thought it was cute to use that picture.

  • http://markfrisk.com/ Mark Frisk

    Yes, technical glitch. I’m OK with that. But “relax, everybody” is a boneheaded response. “Sorry for the confusion” isn’t much better. What confusion? How ’bout, “We’re sorry this f%&k-up happened”?

  • http://edelmandigital.com/ Chris Rooney

    I’m cool with Esquire admitting the mistake and apologizing for the confusion. Wasn’t intentional. Moving on.