Did you see that a newspaper in Missouri is apologizing for running a political ad with a hilarious typo in it? The ad, printed in The Laclede County Record, was paid for by a committee formed to elect Al Samons for presiding commissioner. Samons, is one of five people vying for presiding county commissioner on the Republican ticket in Laclede County, located in the southwest part of the state. A word in a 10-paragraph statement of the full-page ad supporting Samons was supposed to say “assets,” the newspaper’s publisher wrote in a public Facebook post Saturday morning. Instead, Samons’ ad contained this sentence: “I believe in taking care of those who work for you, as loyal employees are your biggest asses.” So, there is truth in advertising, after all.
Who are you calling an asset?