GOP takes liberties with Miami Herald front page

The Republican Party of Florida replaced the real headline (“Murders highlight rise in crime in Guatemala”) in the Miami Herald with an upbeat employment message on Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s Facebook page. Miami Herald managing editor Rick Hirsch told the GOP to remove the bogus hed, and they did. He says:

The posting of a fraudulent front page of The Miami Herald is unacceptable. Not only is it a fraud on the public, but it is trademark infringement for use of our masthead in a fake edition, and copyright infringement for those portions of the front page that were not fabricated.

“It was overzealous graphics,” says a GOP of Florida spokesman. (Harris Media, which maintains Scott’s Facebook page, was responsible for the graphic.)

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