On Facebook over the weekend, a former News & Observer copy editor posted an image of a front page from 2009. As you can see here, the centerpiece photograph that day was from a tea party rally.
Look carefully at the sign held by the woman on the left. You’ll see that she has made the dreaded public/pubic error. It’s a common mistake that can cause embarrassment and prompt apologies.
Now take a look at this version of the same photograph on the same front page from that day of the Raleigh newspaper:
But was that the right decision? As one commenter on Facebook said: “It’s not a dirty word, and the woman was there to be photographed.”