Monday, April 25, 2005

AM NewYork Called Out on Pope Photo

I included a picture of the pope in Friday's AM New York paper on this post. It took Greg at Catscape only seconds to see the obvious insult to the new pope "hidden" in the AP photo. I noticed it right away, leading me to wonder why the paper chose to run this particular photo out of thousands that were available. To claim that a trained, paid editor failed to spot this is laughable at best.

It seems as if the photo caught the eye and ire of some other readers. Their letters led the editors to issue an apology, calling it a "bizarre optical illusion". I think they should apologize for thinking we were stupid enough to think it was a mistake. AM New York is a daily free newspaper published by Newsday, a paper that never misses a chance to bash religion.