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Date: 01/03/13 11:30 AM

19 Responses to Paper Runs Gun Ad By Sandy Hook Article Today [Pic

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    Naitsirhc88 Male 18-29
    391 posts
    January 3, 2013 at 11:45 am
    ever stop to think that maybe this was intentional?
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    emmettyville Female 40-49
    4340 posts
    January 3, 2013 at 11:46 am
    lol. most people are so dumb they wouldn`t even notice. which is funny in itself. while I think about it, dont forget to have your flu shots!
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    SminkyPinky Female 30-39
    233 posts
    January 3, 2013 at 11:46 am
    they have editors, but they rarely see the pages before they go out. this should have fallen to a page layout editor, or the ads manager who approved the ad.....
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
    14194 posts
    January 3, 2013 at 11:48 am
    The irony in this is that the knejerk reaction to this with a push for control has made gun sales soar through the roof.
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    elderban Male 30-39
    390 posts
    January 3, 2013 at 11:52 am
    Actually, most ad/article layouts are done automatically by computer now. Editors hardly look at them anymore.
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    Gingertom Male 18-29
    44 posts
    January 3, 2013 at 1:04 pm
    @elderban No they`re not, they`re laid out by a person at a computer before being proofread by at least 1 or 2 other people. The ad space will already be designated and all I can assume happened is that they got some adverts late and had to put them in wherever there were spaces left and, with a deadline looming, there was no time left to change it before sending to the printers.
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    stevecall Male 18-29
    19 posts
    January 3, 2013 at 2:20 pm
    my friend`s step-aunt makes $80 hourly on the internet. She has been fired from work for ten months but last month her payment was $20061 just working on the internet for a few hours. Read more here.... CLICK HERE
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    lungcancerz Male 30-39
    54 posts
    January 3, 2013 at 2:22 pm
    What are they crazy? What do they think they are doing? Now the crazy people will know where to get them. They`ll know where the survivors are so they can get the rest. oh wait the school is probably a "gun free zone" i`m sure they will be safe there. I`m sure a stern warning and good intentions will make everything seem normal again.
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    freddyferret Male 40-49
    11744 posts
    January 3, 2013 at 4:06 pm
    Welcome back to school kids. Let`s see how many of you make it to the end of the year.
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    blackcatseye Female 30-39
    685 posts
    January 3, 2013 at 4:37 pm
    Well done, America.
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    Runemang Male 30-39
    2676 posts
    January 3, 2013 at 7:38 pm
    Nobody would say that would encourage bad guys or endanger good guys ... but wow, yeah, horrible editing oversight in accidentally poor taste.
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    Neyro Male 18-29
    148 posts
    January 3, 2013 at 10:41 pm
    wow, a paper ran an ad that was probably set to run months in advance? color me surprised
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15845 posts
    January 3, 2013 at 11:43 pm
    They should have put a line in the ad that says, "If you`re kids` teachers had had some of these, they`d probably still be alive today."
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    turdburglar Male 30-39
    4555 posts
    January 4, 2013 at 12:37 am

    Oh no! Some idiot may find a way to be offended by this.
    Fancylad out of all people should have some sympathy for an editor not doing his job.

    Consistently misspelled captions, reposts, server errors, spammers and broken links here on IAB though. I bet this papers editor can even show pics and stories without cramming his personal opinions in our faces.
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    HOBYandy Male 18-29
    3060 posts
    January 4, 2013 at 12:41 am
    OldOllie: "If you`re kids` teachers.."

    OldOllie pulled a Fancy.
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    papajon0s1 Male 40-49
    578 posts
    January 4, 2013 at 7:11 am
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15845 posts
    January 4, 2013 at 9:52 pm
    OldOllie: "If you`re kids` teachers.."
    OldOllie pulled a Fancy.
    Ah, ya got me!:-P
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    Howler81 Male 30-39
    320 posts
    January 5, 2013 at 11:38 am
    I`ve worked in newspapers. Systems work differently, but some systems will have a blank white box with a numerical code where the ads will be. The rest of the page is filled in with text and pictures, and then after it is sent to the back, the ads are automatically pulled in. It is feasible nobody laid eyes on the page with that story and that ad together.

    Why? Because printing out proof pages at the copydesk with ads already on them takes time and ink. Huge picture files slow down the system, and when you`re printing dozens to hundreds of proof pages in a matter of hours, that time matters.

    And 99 percent of the time, it works great. The flaw? This happens. Some papers that use similar systems at least put the name of the ad instead of a number code, and some work in seeing the page completed onscreen before it`s sent for plating/printing. But as newsrooms keep cutting personnel, there are fewer people to catch stuff like this. Sad, really.

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