Local paper picks the worst possible photo to go under murder storyOn August 24, 2017 by Maybell
Maybe this layout editor should have had that second cup of coffee.
The Truro Daily News out of Nova Scotia, Canada, ran a front page story about a 17-year-old who has been charged with second-degree murder on Monday. Below the headline is a few paragraphs, followed by a two photos of a man, his face stained dark red.
While it looks like the dude in this photos is enjoying a nice meal of human flesh, he’s just eating pie.
BELOW the photos was the headline “Into the Blue,” a story about the Wild Blueberry Harvest Festival’s popular pie-eating contest. Someone was either having a ton of fun or made an unfortunate, yet funny mistake.
Considering Truro is a local paper, not a ton of people noticed. Then someone submitted a photo of the cover to Reddit, and it hit the frontpage in just a few short hours.
Long live print media.