Newsman fired for inserting “misguided joke” into AP story

North County Times
The AP piece said an LA councilman “held a kitten at a City Hall news conference” while a pet sterilization ordinance was signed. Two staffers at the North County Times changed “held” to “strangled.” Editor Kent Davy tells readers: “We have fired the editor who initiated the unfortunate ‘joke.’ And we have suspended a second editor who failed to keep the error out of print.”

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