Newspaper apologizes for adding LOL to dead man’s photo caption

Twitter user Barry Taylor shared a very unfortunate photo caption error made by the Western Mail of Wales:

As reported by the U.K.’s Press Gazette, the tweet spread quickly. A spokesman for the paper’s parent company told the Gazette:

The caption error in today’s Western Mail is under internal investigation. We apologise for any offence this error may have caused.

Hat tip to McClatchy Watch.

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  • Anonymous

    Jesus. Drudge could link to a story about weird roadside attractions or the world’s oldest living man and armies of illiterate, mouthbreathing drones would still find some excuse to write inane comments about “socialists” and the “liberal media.”

  • Anonymous

    TL,    Which god are talking about? I would agree if you are talking heathin idols created by mankind because of their willful ignorance. They are counterfits. But there is a real God who created everything, including us. I know he is real because I know him personaly.
    If you would like to know Him, you must come to Him on his terms as He revealed in His letter to us, the Holy Bible. If you are honestly sincere and and want to know him, He will reveal Himself to you. He has promised that to us.

    But you are willfully and blatantly prejudiced because in your ignorance you havn’t tried to find Him. If you just don’t care thats ok. It’s your business. But to lie about Him and say He does not exist is pure hypocrisy.

    Seriously, it is so niave to hate someone you have never tried to understand and clearly know nothing about. It is self defeating and very damning.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1382174248 Andy Warby

    Didn’t happen in England – happened in Wales

  • Anonymous

    I wanted to say “a group of” US-Americans – sorry

  • Anonymous

    The expert is speaking. Obviously you do not have a clue about Marxism. Probably Obama is  a Muslim Marxist Fascist for you, right (because a combination of all of these is not what people commonly call a contradiction)? You definitely should get an education first to prevent such silly statements probably only US-Americans can agree on (same is true for Bryan Hipple by the way). If you would have got something like basic geographical knowledge you also would have realized, as mentioned below, that this happened in the UK.

  • Anonymous

    I do not know what Marxism has to do with that. Obama is as Marxist as you are from planet Mars. Do not talk about things you do not understand because obviously you do not have any clue what Marxism mean.

  • Kevin Stowell

    That’s funny.  I’ve often wondered why so many people who, at first glance, just seem to be generic know-nothings yet seem to think they’re legal beagles and omniscient to boot.  Explains a lot.  Thanks.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/P7REAJTO7ADYHNYKUZZAUROS6E Matthew M

    TL do you know every fact in the universe?  Probably not.  Do you know half of every fact in the universe? Probably not.  But let’s say for the sake of my argument you indeed know 50% of every fact surrounding and governing this universe.  Is it possible that this God is in the half of universe facts you know nothing about? 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/2NGLC342YBMXLDRBGZHEBE6V7U Anonymous

    Writer should be canned….LOL
     

  • http://twitter.com/TL TL

    Seriously, it is so naive to hate something that blatantly does not exist, such as “God” – What idiots.

  • Anonymous

    It took you five sentences to pin this to Obama.  You can do better than that!

  • http://twitter.com/vaughndonahue Vaughn Donahue

    Insert *Pretentious comment made simply to prove another commenter wrong about an ultimately meaningless mistake or inaccuracy in their own comment…*

  • Methadras

    Double epic facepalm. Who could be this glaringly callous and insensitive? Oh I know, a British educated chav that’s who.

  • http://twitter.com/boriskrunch Boris Krunch

    Do you really think that these redneck trolls would let facts, reason and logic get in the way of blaming liberals for some stupid newspaper prank? Please…

  • Anonymous

    The ” Well, everyone knows ..” line is an old lawyer propaganda trick …

  • Anonymous

    Be Right Back?

    Time for the zombie ammunition …

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PEU4YJIHPGSW3CFWZ5UAHPZUKU Darrell B

    And those are his GOOD points…..

  • Anonymous

    I agree about the lax parenting. Nevertheless – have you ANY idea what they are teaching kids in our schools nowadays …?

    No wonder the world is going to hell on a sled …

  • Anonymous

    I’m having: “I TOLD you I wasn’t feeling well” engraved on mine …

  • Anonymous

    No, the media usually attributes these events to unruly and mindless SUVs.

    Example: “An SUV lost control and plowed into a crowd of innocent bystanders …”

  • Anonymous

    ROFLMAO …

  • http://twitter.com/Tammiendw Tammiendw

    ….
    goo.gl/skWPT

  • http://twitter.com/Tammiendw Tammiendw

     Manuel implied I am impressed that some people can earn $7185 in a few weeks on the network. have you look this(Click on menu Home)

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/FVCNIYW4SFLCZDGNIOAK74QPAQ Art

    That comment is pretty rich, coming from someone who clicked on the headline, read the story, and is now commenting on it. “Who care”? (sic) Apparently you do, with all the time and attention you gave it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Herman-Vogel/100000112736669 Herman Vogel

    Yeah,,,and so did the Beatles,,,and how long did it take to infest OUR country with middle eastern mistisizm, Hatred for our military, dislike for our way of life, Indoctrination of our kids to the Narcotic culture (Drop out, Turn on and Tune Out) and disrespect for authority…It’s coming to a community near you,,,they said the same thing YOU just said in the 60s,,,,I know,,I lived it. And now we are living it again,,Those who will not learn from history are doomed to repete it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Herman-Vogel/100000112736669 Herman Vogel

    Yeah,,,and so did the Beatles,,,and how long did it take to infest OUR country with middle eastern mistisizm, Hatred for our military, dislike for our way of life, Indoctrination of our kids to the Narcotic culture (Drop out, Turn on and Tune Out) and disrespect for authority…It’s coming to a community near you,,,they said the same thing YOU just said in the 60s,,,,I know,,I lived it. And now we are living it again,,Those who will not learn from history are doomed to repete it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/slifty Daniel Schultz

    Are you a wizard?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/FVCNIYW4SFLCZDGNIOAK74QPAQ Art

    Your reply itself is the perfect example of how decency and civility in this generation has been completely lost. The fact that you don’t realize common sense and inate courtesy should keep someone from printing this, and that you think it worth finding an excuse for and that there is room for discussing it, shows you to be a product of the same narsisistic mentality as the editor who printed it.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/FVCNIYW4SFLCZDGNIOAK74QPAQ Art

    Your reply itself is the perfect example of how decency and civility in this generation has been completely lost. The fact that you don’t realize common sense and inate courtesy should keep someone from printing this, and that you think it worth finding an excuse for and that there is room for discussing it, shows you to be a product of the same narsisistic mentality as the editor who printed it.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/FVCNIYW4SFLCZDGNIOAK74QPAQ Art

    Your reply itself is the perfect example of how decency and civility in this generation has been completely lost. The fact that you don’t realize common sense and inate courtesy should keep someone from printing this, and that you think it worth finding an excuse for and that there is room for discussing it, shows you to be a product of the same narsisistic mentality as the editor who printed it.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/FVCNIYW4SFLCZDGNIOAK74QPAQ Art

    Your reply itself is the perfect example of how decency and civility in this generation has been completely lost. The fact that you don’t realize common sense and inate courtesy should keep someone from printing this, and that you think it worth finding an excuse for and that there is room for discussing it, shows you to be a product of the same narsisistic mentality as the editor who printed it.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/FVCNIYW4SFLCZDGNIOAK74QPAQ Art

    Your reply itself is the perfect example of how decency and civility in this generation has been completely lost. The fact that you don’t realize common sense and inate courtesy should keep someone from printing this, and that you think it worth finding an excuse for and that there is room for discussing it, shows you to be a product of the same narsisistic mentality as the editor who printed it.

  • herbal rose

    I have a friend who thinks it means “lots of love” and didn’t understand why I was upset with her use of it when my favorite tree was taken down in our neighborhood.  She meant to be sympathetic.

  • mary mattioni

    Excuse me but what about the parents?  Why blame the school system when the parents, the primary care givers, are the ones who let their kids run willy nilly over them.  Don’t want to hurt their fragile self estem and let them be their friends…can’t blame it all on the schools.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/COBPOADOZKPU3674I43IKJMHG4 Emilio

    I completely agree with you, and some of these individuals are so dedicated, that they honestly believe that their marxist beliefs are the only real way to improve the country.

  • Anonymous

    It didn’t. It happened in Wales. Wales and England are both in Great Britain, but they are not the same.

  • Anonymous

    You don’t even know what Marxist means.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Brett-Miller/1371024075 Brett Miller

    You got to look at the man’s personality.  Maybe he had such a good sense of humor that he would’ve thought that was funny.  Granted if anything like this happened before, it should have not happened again but if this is the first time, it deserves some attention but nothing to this extreme.

  • http://twitter.com/BettyLKellum Betty L. Kellum

    YOU ARE SO CORRECT. THANK YOU. IT IS DIFFICULT TO SEE THAT SO MANY SENIORS CAN’T SEE THAT. THEY DON’T READ,SEE,OR HEAR THE TRUTH.IM 82 YRS. OF AGE AND REALLY FRIEGHTENED FOR MY GRANDCHILDREN.

  • Kevin Stowell

    I did not know that but you seem like a credible source so I’m with you.  No substantiation necessary.  :o)

  • Anonymous

     It doesn’t have the appearance of a mistake. It appears to be irreverent disregard towards the suffering of a fellow human being, his family and friends.

  • notme smithori

     A mistake is just a mistake…lol…yep a cynical, marxist educated reply…

  • notme smithori

     A mistake is just a mistake…lol…yep a cynical, marxist educated reply…

  • Anonymous

    Yeah, I accidentally held down Shift & typed L O L

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/YTAYW47FUDHG2DZAGAXSEYCQH4 Rex

    That was a walk-by from an office worker, who saw it up on the editor’s screen. Three simple taps on the keyboard…Let this remind you to lock down  your keyboard when you’re away from it, at work.

  • Anonymous

    That detail does not matter – he brought up Obama AS AN EXAMPLE. Their point is actually more important because it shows the big picture. These ARE different times and those of us lucky enough to live when life was sane KNOW what happened. The 1960s flower children (anti-establishment-hippies) from London to the USA created NOT a world in perfect harmony but a very chaotic, nasty, and downright dangerous world to live in. We are swimming in the afterbirth of their drug induced creativity that went global - and how can one blame the crack babies for the sins of their mothers and fathers (whomever ever they are). Civility went away just like carburetors.

  • Anonymous

    That detail does not matter – he brought up Obama AS AN EXAMPLE. Their point is actually more important because it shows the big picture. These ARE different times and those of us lucky enough to live when life was sane KNOW what happened. The 1960s flower children (anti-establishment-hippies) from London to the USA created NOT a world in perfect harmony but a very chaotic, nasty, and downright dangerous world to live in. We are swimming in the afterbirth of their drug induced creativity that went global - and how can one blame the crack babies for the sins of their mothers and fathers (whomever ever they are). Civility went away just like carburetors.

  • http://twitter.com/JapesMacfarland JapesMacfarland

    Brits have been educated by the Left longer than we have. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dano-Smith/504453031 Dano Smith

    But it was OK with MSNBC when the guy from Chick-Fil-A died the other day, right ?

    No tears, in fact, cheers?

    Bunch of Libocrites !

  • William Heckman

    LOL!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_S76XIS53F7LSF4SGCB4GQ4HH4Q rifleman

     Someone told me Harry Reid steals candy from kids, loosens screws on wheel chairs at the nursing home & calls 1-900 numbers every night. Now, it’s up to him to prove it’s not true. That’s the way it works you know…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_S76XIS53F7LSF4SGCB4GQ4HH4Q rifleman

     This is the state of “journalism” today & it’s why the news media is held in less esteem than Congress. And that’s BAD!

  • Robert Brooks

    LOL that spells Moon.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Egg-Man/681171228 Egg Man

    How it most likely happened. When layout the page, the page designer or reporter typed in LOL as a late night JOKE to himself, meaning of course to delete before the paper went to press. BUT he forgot about it and it got in. Many newspaper staffers do stupid jokes/pranks like that in the newsroom just “armong friends” and coworkers, but never meaning for the words to go PUBLIC. sad. admit it! there are 1000 times as many stories like this, where the JOKE never left the newsroom. In this case, so sad.

  • Anonymous

    How do you type LOL by mistake?

  • Montford greenwood

     So you didn’t mean to type it?  you didn’t mean to let it get past all(if any) checks, then print lol on the pic caption of a dead man?

  • http://www.BarnesFamily.com/ davebarnes

    Well, it is Wales.
    I mean, not like it is England.

  • Jupiter C.

    Yes, they missed that little detail, along with the fact that a mistake is just a mistake.

  • Anonymous

    The “mainstream” media are despicable.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PKEQSTA4WOBYU5Z7QNSBUR2LXI MASSMURDERMEDIA

    idiocracy in action…

     

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NMPSZBMLKOJ4VSHPHUXX2O4L4Y Richard C

    Before the digital age, LOL was used an abbreviation for “Lots of love.”  I found this out when my grandmother began including it at inappropriated times in her text messages: “We’re going to the doctor to find out if your grandfather has skin cancer.  LOL!”  We had to tell her that LOL means “Laugh out loud” these days.

  • http://twitter.com/OEASAfrica OEAS

    What kind of idiot story is this – who care – Drudge should go back to linking to Obama birth certificate stories.

  • Kevin Stowell

    Unnamed sources say Harry Reed is dating elephants again. Well, rumor has it.

  • Anonymous

    Did you miss the fact that this happened in England??

  • TruthDetector

    Obama wants you to believe that Romney killed him and then texted his own amusement.

    Not true, you say?

    Who cares as long as the dissembling, failed, racist, wee-weed up, narcissistic, America-hating,golf-vacationing, one-term-is-one-too-many, Alinsky socialist, effeminate,limp-wristed, scandal-diverting, U.S. border patrol agent-killing,media-anointed, self-proclaimed Obamessiah is re-elected?

  • Anonymous

    Who hires these idiots?

  • Anonymous

    BRB would’ve been worse

  • Dashark

    I laughed so hard I forgot the 10 Trillion dollars Obama has lost or stolen in 3 years….

  • Anonymous

    Just a scribe with too much time on his hands and a wry, puckish sense of humor.  Good thing he didn’t show up at the services.

  • Anonymous

    Can’t wait til newspapers like this are also dead. LOL

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YQVXDZ6ZRMC55QWOVFZZQU5YCU SerfCityHereWeCome

    I can just see them hiring the reigning world champion dullard Plugs Biden as their new PR guy and having him stumble to the podium to explain that they weren’t disrespecting him by laughing, they were simply abbreviating “Lights Out, Loser!”

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ITMOSZTGHSJX3YYCMICQ224KSI Werge

    Dick Jones VP of omni consumer products in robocop 

  • Bryan Hipple

    A cynical, Marxist educational system put in place by the last generation, a generation of baby booming, atheistic hippies that hate God, country and the parents that gave birth to them! You know the old saying, you reap what you sow!

  • Anonymous

    What a bunch of ass holes

  • http://twitter.com/TieRonePower Tyrone Power

    This is another example of those who are moving in to replace that last generation. With each generation we see what our cynical, marxist educational system has done to our students. They have let them say and do whatever they want with impunity. Now we shall be governed by a bunch of impudent twits who have zero class and no brains. Hey, just look at Obama, now there is an impudent twit, Marxist lying bastard if there ever was one.

  • http://twitter.com/TieRonePower Tyrone Power

    This is another example of those who are moving in to replace that last generation. With each generation we see what our cynical, marxist educational system has done to our students. They have let them say and do whatever they want with impunity. Now we shall be governed by a bunch of impudent twits who have zero class and no brains. Hey, just look at Obama, now there is an impudent twit, Marxist lying bastard if there ever was one.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Morrothmor Thomas Muir

    I’m having LOL carved on my tombstone

  • http://www.facebook.com/Morrothmor Thomas Muir

    I’m having LOL carved on my tombstone

  • http://www.facebook.com/gregory.gowen Gregory Gowen

    And newspapers wonder why they are losing subscribers. LOL.

  • Anonymous

    Randy: Hey Bill, you know what would make this more interesting?
    Bill: What, Randy?
    Randy: (types LOL)
    Both: HAHAHAHA
    (interrupted by boss walking by and presses ‘send’ when shutting laptop)
    5 minutes later
    Boss: Randy, you better STFU and GTFO before fire your A double S!!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CPE2Y3JCID5S4DHHZOBERVVA6I Travis

    Even in death the man was funny!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/TN6AL4HEQ5PZ5XKTHEENS3NR6E Allan

    Forget the use of symbols.  It does nothing for your freedom of speech except disdain for failure to understand other persons problems.  LOL has too many meanings to be put into any correspondence.

  • http://profiles.google.com/oldollie Oliver Clozoff

    What caption? Nice reporting there, guys. Apparently you have to follow one of the links in the story to find the main point of the story.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_57YAOAJRDWHSHUEZFBVHBIWX7M Sarge

    More from the Main Stream Media just catching up with the computer age.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_57YAOAJRDWHSHUEZFBVHBIWX7M Sarge

    More from the Main Stream Media just catching up with the computer age.

  • Anonymous

    At least it wasn’t ROFLMAO.

  • Anonymous

    At least it wasn’t ROFLMAO.

  • Anonymous

    A pretty lame apology for the degree of stupidity involved.

  • http://twitter.com/IM_adventure Vampire Weekend

    hmm they intended to say “RIP” I suppose…

    http://www.squidoo.com/this-is-bucharest

  • Anonymous

    At least the newspaper was honest about its feelings.  Most MSM sources would have blamed Mr. Jones for the crash.

  • Anonymous

    So?

  • Anonymous

    So?

  • http://twitter.com/XB99Z XB99Z

    Lots Of Love, easy mistake to make. LOL ;)