Put a Noose on the Cover of Your Magazine and What Do You Expect?

noose golfweek

If people were offended by what Tilghman said about Tiger being lynched, did you really think they wouldn’t have some issues with this image.  Come on?!?! 

The editor of Golfweek magazine said he was overwhelmed by negative reaction to the photo of a noose on the cover of this week’s issue, illustrating a story about the suspension of a Golf Channel anchor for using the word “lynch” in an on-air discussion about how to beat Tiger Woods.

“We knew that image would grab attention, but I didn’t anticipate the enormity of it,” Dave Seanor, vice president and editor of the weekly magazine, said from the PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando, Fla.

“There’s been a huge, negative reaction,” he said. “I’ve gotten so many e-mails. It’s a little overwhelming.”

Among the critics was PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem, who said he found the imagery to be “outrageous and irresponsible.” AP Golf Writer/Yahoo

Seriously, that is so tabloid.  I think they just saw an opportunity to use the controversy to sell magazines.  That’s a mess.

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4 responses to “Put a Noose on the Cover of Your Magazine and What Do You Expect?

  1. Seriously. They knew exactly what they were doing.

  2. That was just plain dumb on their part. Just as stupid as the comment made. They did exactly what Kelly Tilghman did.

  3. What I find cowardly is the failure of the editor to even defend his actions. Why not just tell us that the noose on the cover is meant to underscore the power of such an image and the extent to which Tighlman misused it? Acting surprised is extra corny, but if you really didn’t plan to draw attention to yourself at least bother to defend yourself. I mean, this is Golfweek we’re talking about here. It’s not like any of us can cancel our subscriptions in protest.

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