The St. Paul Pioneer Press newspaper had second thoughts after calling President Barack Obama an “assclown” in a photo caption on Monday, television station KMSP reported.
The newspaper ran a photo showing the President holding a selfie stick as part of his recent BuzzFeed video. The photo included a caption: “A fool-proof way to make yourself look like a self-absorbed assclown.”
The image ran online in the paper’s “Loop Ten” slideshow, billed as a “daily countdown of the top newsmakers, groundbreakers and world-class fakers.”
Sports producer Kevin Cusick, who was responsible for the caption, told KMSP that it was a “poor choice of words.”
“I must have been in an especially foul mood last night,” he told the station. He added that he had since “toned it down a bit.”
On Tuesday morning, the caption now read: “A fool-proof way to make yourself look like a self-absorbed celebrity.”
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