Paper Sorry for Calling Palin a 'Broad'

Alaska newspaper editor admits it was a pun, not a typo
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 25, 2009 9:00 AM CDT
Sarah Palin Aand her husband Todd arrive at the check-in counter at Hong Kong airport Thursday as they leave Hong Kong for the U.S.   (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
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(Newser) – 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.”