The death of rock legend David Bowie and the revelation that he had quietly suffered from cancer came as a shock to many Monday morning, but perhaps no one was more shocked than The New York Times.
“It’s a good time to be David Bowie,” one article in today’s print edition reads. “He just celebrated his 69th birthday, released an album, ‘Blackstar,’ and has a show ‘Lazarus’ running Off Broadway. Now he is to be honored at Carneige Hall…”
Page C3 of today’s NYT in print: “It’s a good time to be David Bowie.” pic.twitter.com/XZviPXDgLH
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) January 11, 2016
The first sentence has been removed from the online version of brief blurb, but the March event at Carneige Hall will still go off as planned.
The New York Times isn’t the only paper to run with an unfortunate take on Bowie’s music. A Chicago Tribune headline over the weekend declared that “Bowie finds his future” in the newest album. Bowie died only a day later.
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