Is The Maneater finally done apologizing for its “Carpeteater” April Fools’ issue?
Its managing editor said she was sorry last Friday and again on Tuesday, when she resigned. The paper’s editor-in-chief followed with a Wednesday apology and resignation column. Today it’s the University of Missouri newspaper’s editorial board that says it’s sorry:
This incident has opened our eyes to the influence of our paper in the MU community. With this influence comes a responsibility to serve the community’s best interest. As we continue forward, we will keep a heightened awareness of our readership in mind.
The Maneater is determined to uphold journalistic integrity and to do right by our readers. We once again would like to express our sincerest apologies to any readers, sources and community members we might have offended in past weeks.
Here’s what we learn from this: Editors shouldn’t try to be funny on April 1.