NY Times Mistakes Jeremy Piven for Alec Baldwin


In the realm of contextual fuckery, it's not always the advertisers that screw up. Sometimes it's the "legit" content providers themselves.

Case in point: on Monday morning, Culture Grrl woke up to find her copy of The New York Times wrapped in some kind of ad jacket for NBC-TV's new season.

Heavy on the sponsorship thar, but not heavy enough to ensure stars from NBC's shows weren't mistaken for other network staples within the actual newspaper. In a prominent corner section about the Emmys, a shot of Alec Baldwin accepting his award for NBC's 30 Rock was captioned as an image of Jeremy Piven from HBO's Entourage.

Le gasp!

At left, Alec Baldwin. Here, Jeremy Piven. (That picture, properly captioned, came from the NYT's own website.)

Not a significant enough flub for NBC to shake its fist and demand make-goods, but a silly mistake nonetheless.

by Angela Natividad    Sep-24-08   Click to Comment   
Topic: Brands, Celebrity, Newspaper, Promotions   

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No biggie. The Wall Street Journal can't tell who's who between Henry Paulson and Ben Bernake in today's paper. In a picture on page 3 they get it right but the illustrations on page 4 have them switched. 9/24 WSJ NY Edition


Posted by: Erik on September 24, 2008 11:31 AM

Haha @ "contextual *******!"


It goes to show - we're all human. Even the NYT!

Posted by: Nick Stamoulis on September 24, 2008 12:27 PM

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