Major #fail by Broward’s Sun-Sentinel as a story about rain trumps Navy Yard on front-page

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Glancing through this morning’s edition of Kevin Cate’s ingenious Above the Fold Florida — a daily email which offers a snapshot of the front pages of the state’s major newspapers — it’s clear that the tragedy at the Navy Yard in Washington, D.C. is dominating the news. 

“13 DEAD IN D.C. RAMPAGE” reads the Miami Herald.

“DEADLY RAMPAGE AT NAVY FACILITY” headlines the Sarasota Herald-Tribune.

“MOTIVE SOUGHT IN D.C. KILLINGS” blares the Tampa Tribune.

“WHAT A PAIN! RAIN TO REMAIN” trumpets Broward’s Sun-Sentinel … whoa … what does that read? “WHAT A PAIN! RAIN TO REMAIN.” That must be a headline from the front page of the Metro section or something like that, right? Certainly, the editors of the Sun-Sentinel noticed the wall-to-wall coverage of yesterday’s events.

Evidently not.

A story headlined, “DC gunman kicked out, police say” is tucked into the bottom left corner of the front page of the Sun-Sentinel, receiving less prominence than a story titled, “Kids learning in the lap of luxury.”

That’s an epic, front page #fail. Take a look for yourself …

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