Star Tribune places pressure cooker ad below story about Boston bombs [IMAGE]

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From the A section of today's Strib...
Today's Star Tribune features a pressure cooker ad directly below a story about the Boston bombings, which killed three people and maimed many more thanks to what was likely a "pressure cooker packed with metal."

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Perhaps Strib copy editors/layout workers should be cut some slack this time. After all, they had a couple of things to celebrate last night that might've distracted them from their work: two Pulitzer Prizes and brand new contracts for staffers that include raises and improved health insurance and bereavement leave benefits.

Still, that's an ad that should've ran alongside a different story. Maybe one about Michele Bachmann? After all, she's squarely in the pressure cooker these days.

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18 comments
Dan Johnson
Dan Johnson

Politically correct pussies. Don't be so goddamn fucking sensitive

Mark Whalen
Mark Whalen

things will be banned if people cant use them the right way!!!! goodgrief..

Steve Smith
Steve Smith

This just in: people sell things in newspapers.

Sarah Soriano
Sarah Soriano

A cooking item is nothing like the bombs in Boston. Quite a stretch to slam the Strib if you ask me.

JR Andersen
JR Andersen

The Star Tribune is a sad excuse for the news.

Trevor Ludwig
Trevor Ludwig

Lex. In the designed purpose of both a pressure cooker, and a firearm, which one in particular is designed Specifically to end a life, as efficiently as possible?

Kate Teoh
Kate Teoh

Aaaah the vagaries of marketing automation

Sam Solarz
Sam Solarz

Big deal a store is trying to sell a pressure cooker. Oh no what should we do? People are to damn sensitive these days.

Dan Zeug
Dan Zeug

bath salts made them do it!

Heather Jo
Heather Jo

Pioneer Press gave a detailed diagram on how to make one. Thats worse, I think.

Debra Keefer Ramage
Debra Keefer Ramage

Sounds like the kind of thing Google does all the time, but that's software doing it on purpose.

Kaizer Kim
Kaizer Kim

We need pressure-cooker control. Background checks for pressure-cooker purchases are needed. We need to ban large pressure-cookers and any pressure-cooker that are black, camo, or otherwise look "dangerous" or "cool."

Tracy Marcotte Shaffer
Tracy Marcotte Shaffer

Don't blame Star Tribune, blame the store that decided to put it on sale and pay for advertising of that product

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