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.

  • Craig Silverman

    Craig Silverman ( is an award-winning journalist and the founder of Regret the Error, a blog that reports on media errors and corrections, and trends regarding accuracy and verification.


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