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We pulled this screenshot off LATimes.com. The caption is wrong and the photo is a little whacked. See what happens when you lay too many people off??

Now that the Tribune company has filed for bankruptcy, and the L.A. Times has cut its staff to the bone, it's no wonder that they don't have enough staff to keep up with the fast-paced dynamics of news on the Web. So yesterday, when NPR West had its own bloodletting, the city's paper of record unfortunately had some trouble keeping up. Check out the above photo and read the caption. We're pretty sure that isn't Renee Montagne. (Note to LATimes.com: You can edit photos at picnik.com -- for free.)

Now while we've been getting a lot of e-mails and screenshots of mistakes from the L.A. Times like this lately, we're not ones to point out every single one of their missteps. That's LAObserved's job. (Besides, you've seen plenty of LAist.com typos anyway, so who are we to cast the first stone?)

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But in all seriousness, we'd like to say that it can't be easy for the surviving LA Times webmasters to post more stories than ever before with a leaner staff. As journalists and writers ourselves here at LAist, we're sad to watch what's happening on Spring Street -- and now over at NPR.