Washington Post Homepage Gets Its Black Icons Mixed Up


This afternoon, one of our many sharp-eyed readers caught what we’re going to go ahead and call the very greatest news-website screen grab ever (just edging out Hillary-as-dwarf). For a brief period, a homepage link to an article about President Obama’s speech in Iowa was paired with a photo of Malcolm X. This was almost certainly a freak coincidence — another story in the featured-article slideshow box was about the release of Malcolm X’s killer from prison. The glitch was fixed soon after, with each photo back with the headlines for which they were intended. But what a happy coincidence that of all the photos that could be mistakenly plopped on top of all the headlines in the world, it was these two that found each other today.