I am not sure who manages the Yahoo Canada website, but presumably its someone based in this country.
It would seem that person does not have both oars in the water.
This morning, Yahoo links to a CP story about the tragic sinking of the Sea Gypsy, with one person dead and another missing. However, Yahoos presentation of the story contains an astounding goof.
The story itself is correct. Its the photo accompanying the story thats got me befuddled. Instead of the lost vessel, a Hercules aircraft or Cormorant helicopter, theres a picture of wait for it a submarine. In the photo, Defence Minister Peter McKay is approaching the HMCS Corner Brook, in the Canadian Arctic.
Looking for an explanation for this rather bizarre positioning, I clicked the photo. It led me away from the search and rescue story, to this caption:
REFILE - CORRECTING SPELLING OF CORNER BROOK Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper (C), Defence Minister Peter McKay (R) and Chief of Defence Staff General W.J. Natynczyk approach the submarine HMCS Corner Brook in Frobisher Bay off Baffin Island in the Canadian Arctic August 19, 2009. Harper spent several hours visiting the frigate HMCS Toronto and the submarine. REUTERS/Andy Clark (CANADA MILITARY POLITICS)
So what happened here? Did somebody in a far-flung Canadian city do a search for Newfoundland vessel, pull up this image and say Thatll do?
Because, no, it wont do at all. In a story this tragic, its an embarrassment.