This appeared on the front page of Tuesday's edition of The International Herald Tribune distributed here in Israel with the English version of Haaretz.
It's supposed to be a teaser for a story inside. Apparently someone forgot to fill in the blanks.
About a year ago, before my blogging days, the Haaretz print edition had a much more embarassing mistake. A photo of an American reform rabbi, who I actually knew because I took his course during my undergraduate studies, had a caption that went something like this:
WHERE'S MY SANDWICH: An overweight reform rabbi. What a surprise.To my knowledge, no one got fired over that mistake, but more than a few journalists have lost their jobs over such needless displays of arrogance.
So today's lesson for you young reporters out there: Never put something in a story you wouldn't want printed. Whatever joke you were trying to make won't be funny when the editor fires you.