Unfortunate layout of the moment

May 14, 2004
By tom

Saw
this priceless juxtaposition on the New York Times homepage tonight and figured
I’d better save it for posterity before proper authorities are alerted.

Note the U.S. soldier guarding a Shiite mosque.

Now note the headline below, about the "newest Gay Mecca."

Folks, it don’t get much better (that is to say, worse) than this.

Update: the layout was changed within 15 minutes after I posted this. Nice to know somebody’s paying attention at this late hour.

Update II: Actually, here’s a page that’s even worse, because it can’t be fixed on the fly. (link via the media drop.

3 Responses to Unfortunate layout of the moment

  1. Curtis on May 15, 2004 at 9:28 am

    I’ll take the pledge to avoid using the word Mecca at all, unless it’s in reference to the city in Saudi Arabia. Who’s with me?

  2. tom on May 15, 2004 at 10:25 am

    Me!
    In fact I’m off to update the Banned for Life list.

  3. paulwiggins on May 16, 2004 at 2:57 pm

    Has been on my banned list since 1980. Ditto icon. Let’s show some respect to the religious lexicon of others.