Highly unfortunate picture/headline juxtaposition on the front page of the Sheffield Star this morning
Something tells us the layout editor of the paper might be on the lookout for a new job, or is facing a pretty severe slap on the wrist.
Getting your name or your face in the local paper is a big deal in almost every community worldwide and it’s an even bigger deal when the paper in question have seen fit to splash your mug on the front page.
Spare a thought then for the two poor nurses pictured on the front page of this morning’s Sheffield Star, whose appearance in the paper will more likely be remembered for what looks for all the world like an association with an unfortunate and pretty damaging headline below.
— Mikey Smith (@mikeysmith) February 12, 2014
It would be hard for a reader not to link a headline relating to a story about alleged systematic bullying of dementia patients with a completely unrelated picture of an elderly man getting a peck on the cheek from two nurses at the same time (the lucky dog) and we can imagine the nurses in question sending a strongly-worded letter, or even worse, to the offices of the Sheffield Star in the near future.
As we do in all cases of unfortunate picture/headline juxtapositions, we must point out that it's not a patch on our all-time favourite...