Newspaper apologizes for headline calling Moore supporters 'homophobic'

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An Alabama newspaper apologized for a Sunday headline which stated that US Senate candidate Roy Moore 'stands with homophobic supporters'

Posted: Nov 20, 2017 6:01 PM
Updated: Nov 20, 2017 6:12 PM

An Alabama newspaper has released an editorial apologizing for its word choice in a Sunday headline for an article about Roy Moore supporters.

The Sunday edition of the Gadsden Times featured an article with the headline "Moore stands with homophobic supporters" written by the Associated Press. The Associated Press headline published in full read "Fighting scandal, Moore stands with homophobic supporters."

The newspaper published an editorial Monday afternoon saying they admitted to making a mistake by allowing the word to be used on a headline and apologized to the Republican U.S. Senate candidate and supporters.

The editorial stated many people called Monday complaining about the headline.

"Our coverage should, above all, treat people on both sides of the issue fairly. We failed in that particular part of our mission on Sunday. We don’t intend to let that happen again. Once more, we apologize," the editorial said.

The newspaper also stated it plans to not endorse either Roy Moore or his Democratic opponent Doug Jones.

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