Alaska’s Fairbanks Daily News-Miner has apologized for Wednesday’s front-page headline about Sarah Palin. Above a small picture of the ex-governor, who had spoken at a Hong Kong investors conference, the paper ran the headline, “A Broad in Asia.” The paper’s managing editor says it was a pun, not a typo, Politics Daily reports. “We made a terrible mistake,” the editor wrote in an apology.
“There can be no argument that our use of the word ‘broad’ is anything but offensive,” he said. Though the paper has been critical of Palin, it must “adhere to acceptable standards of decency,” he added. “Too much meanness exists in political discourse today.”