Today’s winner is The New Travel Weekly. They get the award for the following.
Beijing – A Chinese magazine has been shut down for printing pictures of scantily-clad women posing in rubble for a special report on the country’s devastating earthquake, officials said Wednesday.
The New Travel Weekly, a small lifestyle magazine, ran photos of sultry models in their underwear amid the debris in an issue that hit the stands on Monday – the first of three days of national mourning.
The press and publication department of the southwestern city of Chongqing, where the magazine was based, said it decided to close the magazine down for “rectification.”
The department said the magazine “seriously violated propaganda discipline and went against social morals” and the report constituted an “extremely evil social influence.”
What a horrible case of bad taste. The editors responsible for the photo shoot deserved to be fired. I’ll go one more, I name The New Travel Weekly today’s Knucklehead of the Day.