June 18, 2015 8:00 pm -


Not the best day for the Charleston paper to have a gun ad.

…that is the front page of the Charleston Post and Courier this morning, with a sticker advertising deals at a gun shop and range right above the headline about the shooting.

Lots of people noticed this and complained all over social media, and the Post and Courier apologized on Facebook:



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D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

12 responses to Charleston Paper Apologizes For Front Page Gun Ad

  1. whatthe46 June 18th, 2015 at 8:41 pm


    • tracey marie June 18th, 2015 at 8:59 pm

      Sometimes the delivery people and the office/printers are unaware of the others job. This was most likely an unfortunate error, the sales team did not remeber to stop the advertisement.

      • whatthe46 June 18th, 2015 at 9:08 pm

        huh? tracey? is that you? someone has to put the stickers on. maybe it was someone who can’t read. NOT!!!

        • tracey marie June 18th, 2015 at 9:15 pm

          The distributors and delivery people put them on while they are bundling the papers for their delivery. This is an honest mistake whatthe46, it really is.

          • whatthe46 June 18th, 2015 at 9:22 pm

            well, i’m not gonna buy it. not until i speak to them personally.

          • tracey marie June 18th, 2015 at 9:29 pm

            That is how the system works, trust me I would never steer you wrong or lie to you.

          • Obewon June 19th, 2015 at 2:55 am

            O.k. then.

  2. rg9rts June 19th, 2015 at 5:33 am

    Everybody is offended

  3. Snick1946 June 19th, 2015 at 3:33 pm

    ‘We apologize to those who were offended’.

    What a load of crap. Just frigging APOLOGIZE for crissakes. Stop being so mealy mouthed and so worried about what the white racists/gun fanatics are going to think and do the right thing.

    • ArmedAmerican June 19th, 2015 at 5:57 pm

      Go back to dry humping that skank wh0re mother son.
      NO ONE OWES YOUR crying wimp ass a goddam apology because some nut killed some people, you crying ass bvtch inbred.

      • Snick1946 June 19th, 2015 at 7:36 pm

        Oh come on, don’t hold back. Tell me what you really think!

  4. ArmedAmerican June 19th, 2015 at 5:56 pm

    Of course hoplophobic nuts complained…theyre scared shitless of a tool that had nothing to do with the crime.
    Now…IF the kid had killed someone with a fking lawmower NONE of these cry babies would have said damned word if the ad had been about a riding mower