Tuesday, 8 December 2009

Penis play

Updated re Examiner's apology
MTV Canada's hilarious coverage of Penisgate is now on YouTube, with 305 views and counting, with thanks to a TSF tipster for the link.

No mention of Sun Media's Peterborough Examiner, where the photo originated (see apology below). MTV zeroes in on the editors at Metro and asks why they didn't catch the over exposure snapped during a Santa Claus parade.

Line of the day from co-host Daryn Jones:

"Who knew if you are a photo editor you also have to worry about, is there a dick in the picture."

"At least he's stacked," says co-host Nicole Holness. "So it's kind of good press for him."

Have to wonder how the Peterborough Catholic school student fared during classes today.

And whether any children or parents waiting for Santa Claus are now in therapy.

The Peterborough Examiner's apology:

Sometimes in life there is no other, or even better, word than sorry.

In Monday's paper a photograph was published that shouldn't have appeared as it did and we are sorry. It certainly was not published intentionally.

Some of our web readers did notice and we immediately took the photo from our website and electronic edition as soon as we were made aware of the problem but the print edition had already gone out.

We apologize to everyone who may have been offended.


  1. They are not funny, though. I mean, the whole thing is funny. They just aren't.

  2. People who live in glass houses!!

    How soon we forget the bike courier who was there in full colour with his wienie sticking through his spandex riding shorts...and was it on the front page....no I think it was a spread inside the Sunday Sun!!!!

    GAwd, I can't remember how long ago that was but it certainly caused a stir for a couple of days!!!

  3. Another great quote: "It's like when the elephant scratched his own belly."

    I'd love to see Penisgate in the hands of Stephen Colbert.

  4. I don't know about that. Let's keep Colbert's hands off others' penises.

  5. If you ask me, this should be held up as a perfect example of what happens when a newspaper, wire service, etc., is understaffed with employees who are overworked, get zero respect and little pay for the hard work being done. It's way too easy to say, "how come no one noticed this?" Put yourself in the same stressful scenario and chances are you too might let this pic slip through, no matter how much work experience you have. Just a thought.

  6. Lest we forget this was a high school student. If it had been a female's private part exposed in the paper it wouldn't have been treated as funny.