A day after former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin made her international debut at a Hong Kong investors conference
, an Alaska newspaper apologized for a headline that ended up on the front page. Above a small photo of Palin near the bottom of Page One of Wednesday's Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
, the headline read, "A broad in Asia." The headline was apparently written intentionally and was not simply an error.
managing editor Rod Boyce apologized later that afternoon for the "offensive language," noting on the paper's Web site that while the News-Miner
had strong disagreements with Palin, it has thus far treated her with civility. "There can be no argument that our use of the word 'broad' is anything but offensive," Boyce wrote. "To use this word to describe someone of the stature of the former governor -- who is also the former vice presidential nominee of the Republican Party -- only adds to the anger that many people appropriately feel."
An Apology to Sarah Palin
[Fairbanks Daily News-Miner]