Deadline Detroit columnist Alan Stamm this weekend was all over a sloppy bit of reporting about Flint by PolicyMic writer Laura Dimon. There were a number of issues with the article, including a couple of egregious photo errors.
The first photo mistake, rectified late Friday (without a correction note) via the removal of the offending image, had the Israeli street at-right framed as being in Michigan:
An uncredited photo of a street in Ramla, Israel, accompanied the article until after 10 p.m. Friday. A Redditor named Sam first noted that incongruity Friday afternoon. He proves the error with a Google Street Maps image and posts:
“I thought I was hallucinating at first, but this picture is not actually from Flint. I know this because I lived in the place pictured almost my entire life. It’s a city in Israel called Ramla. I’m really confused as to why this picture is featured in the article and I’m a little creeped out.”