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Well, we're glad we aren't the only ones who noticed.
On Wednesday, Texas Monthly called out the Houston Chronicle for a slideshow misfire the paper ran on its free website this week. The slideshow in question was attached to an aggregated story on Lacey Smarr, a Longview teenager who died of complications from an eating disorder about a month ago, and the slideshow was composed of photos pulled from Lacey's Facebook page.
That's right. The Chron illustrated a story about a girl who ultimately died from an eating disorder by slapping up a series of photos so that the "interested reader" could click through and actually see her waste away in one handy-dandy slideshow.
Texas Monthly was fittingly appalled. But this isn't the first time bizarre, tone-deaf content has made its way onto the Chron's free website (you won't find Lacey Smarr-type slideshows on the more tony and paid webpage) or Facebook page.More »