Oops: Der Spiegel Publishes George H.W. Bush Obit

Posted by on Dec 30, 2012 at 9:01 am

How about those layers of editors and fact-checkers?

Germany’s respected news weekly Der Spiegel has mistakenly published an obituary for former U.S. President George H.W. Bush.

The unfinished obituary appeared on Der Spiegel’s website for only a few minutes Sunday before it was spotted by Internet users and removed.

In it, the magazine’s New York correspondent Marc Pitzke describes Bush as “a colorless politician” whose image only improved when it was compared to the later presidency of his son, George W. Bush.

Even when he does die it’ll be a race to the bottom to see how quickly they can trash George W. Bush. Won’t be any grieving time allowed for him, of course.


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