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 New York Times admits giant banner honoring Mao may have been inappropriate (2)

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New York Times admits giant banner honoring Mao may have been inappropriate

NEW YORK, NY—In honor of the anniversary of Chairman Mao Zedong's death, The New York Times unfurled a giant, 50-foot-wide banner honoring the "brave revolutionary" outside its New York offices Monday.

After public outcry, they admitted this might have been "slightly inappropriate."

"While we stand by our decision to honor one of history's great men, we admit the banner lacked important historical context," said one Times editor. "While his ideas were morally right, they factually killed a bunch of people, and that's not something we wanted to promote. 

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According to the latest report the banner has been replaced with a large mural of Joseph Stalin and the paper executives considered adding some historical context to the banner that has been recently raised.

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That was hilarious. Good job journalists, time to go.