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Local Newspaper Runs Gun Ad Next To Sandy Hook Article, Keeps It Super Classy

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How could something like this EVER happen?

Do they not have editors signing off on things? This wasn't even some random county somewhere in the nation — this was the Stamford Advocate, which is a LOCAL newspaper for Newton residents!

An editor for the paper says it was a 'terrible mistake,' to which we say is already in the running for understatement of the year for 2013.

It was an ad for the East Coast Fine Arms Show, and it had images of several weapons. Then, the story beside it detailed the opening of the new Sandy Hook Elementary.

It should be in the handbook not to do something like this.

Upon hearing the news, Hearst Connecticut Media Group executive editor Barbara T. Roessner said:

Our newspapers should not be running gun ads — including ads for antique and collectible gun shows — next to stories about Sandy Hook. It’s insensitive, and it shouldn’t have happened. It was an oversight, and we apologize for it. We have taken steps to make sure it doesn’t happen again.

The step taken was 'instilling common sense to those we have hired who hadn't any.'

At least we hope it was.

We still feel for all those family who had to endure the holidays without their children and loved ones. What a horrible, horrible tragedy.

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18 comments to “Local Newspaper Runs Gun Ad Next To Sandy Hook Article, Keeps It Super Classy”

  1. Rachel says – reply to this


    You'd think with all your 'journalistic integrity' you'd at least know the town is called NewTOWN not Newton. Proofread the comments you write about articles you steal from other sources before you post them!

  2. tempe says – reply to this


    Perez at his hypocritical best.
    I'm SURE it was a horreblle mistake on the newspapers part but golly gee Perez it wasn't ntentional ! Come on !

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  4. 4

    its a free country, if the people don't want to go to a gun show they won't go. most likely their will be huge crowds.

  5. Jason says – reply to this


    But it was fine for you to run an advert before the official announcement that's not disrespective at all is it asshole

  6. bitchsquad says – reply to this


    this looks photoshopped, which wouldn't be a first time you blogged about a photoshopped picture as if it were real.

  7. Alona says – reply to this


    It's Newtown, not Newton…

  8. CT Resident says – reply to this


    The Stamford Advocate is a paper in Fairfield Country, CT, however it would not be the most likely viewed newspaper read by Newtown Residents, instead they would read a Hearst affiliate which is called The Danbury News-Times.

  9. 9

    NEWTOWN not Newton, I sometimes think you do this on purpose so you will get more comments, or maybe you are just an uneducated stupid f$%k.

  10. 10

    NEWTOWN, NEWTOWN,NEWTOWN, how stupid can you be????

  11. lacy says – reply to this


    guns dont kill people. people kill people.

  12. 12

    Re: lacy – Guns in the hands of people kill people.

  13. 13

    You really are a bottom feeding loser. Beside that fact, this reminds me of you running ads just before a horrific video - Like the woman getting beaten in her bathroom. Ya, such class..

  14. 14

    These idiot editors make people not care that newspapers are becoming obsolete.

  15. Whitney says – reply to this


    Once AGAIN you've managed to misspell NEWTOWN. Keep up the good work.

  16. Whitney says – reply to this


    This paper is hardly the LOCAL newspaper for NEWTOWN. The towns are about an hours drive away…check your facts.

  17. 17

    Re: lacy – yes but people wouldnt be able to kill numerous people without a gun. You think he couldve killed that many with a knife? Of course not and he wouldnt have the guts to either. Pulling a trigger is EASY.

  18. 18

    I think it was intentional, just to get people talking about the newpaper.