SOUTH CAROLINA: Newspaper Apologizes For Gun Ad Next To Shooting Story
Charleston's Post and Courier apologized Thursday for publishing an ad for a local gun range next to a front-page story about a mass shooting in the city. “The front-page sticky note that was attached to some home delivery newspapers on the same day as this tragedy is a deeply regrettable coincidence,” the newspaper said in a statement, according to blogger Jim Romenesko. “We apologize to those who were offended.” “It was just unfortunate timing,” an advertising department manager told Romenesko. “The ad had already been scheduled.” The ad attached on Thursday morning’s cover of The Post and Courier promotes a shooting range in Summerville, S.C. It lists a ladies night event and says, “$30 gets you everything.” Among the products included in the ad are “50 rounds of ammo,” a “pistol or revolver” and a “range pass” for shooting.