Was Golf Week out of line?

mulligan, 17 January 2008, Comments Off on Was Golf Week out of line?
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The editors of Golf Week chose this “noose” cover to report the controversy over Kelly Tilghman’s ill-chosen words to “lynch” Tiger. Is this cover worse than what Kelly said? Here’s the full article.

: Golfweek just replaced Editor David Seanor with Jeff Babineau and has issued this apology for the graphic “noose” cover:

“We apologize for creating this graphic cover that received extreme negative reaction from consumers, subscribers and advertisers across the country,” said William P. Kupper Jr., president of Turnstile Publishing Co., the parent company of Golfweek. “We were trying to convey the controversial issue with a strong and provocative graphic image. It is now obvious that the overall reaction to our cover deeply offended many people. For that, we are deeply apologetic.”

Babineau, 45, has been with Golfweek for nine years, and has filled a number of roles with the magazine, including editor, deputy editor and senior writer. In his new role, he will report directly to Kupper.

“We know we have a job ahead of us to re-earn the trust and confidence of many loyal readers,” Babineau said. “Our staff is very passionate about the game. Our wish is that one regretful error does not erase more than 30 years of service we’ve dedicated to this industry.”


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