Because yesterday's issue with all the stuff about Seattle cops "Killing Everyone" was not real. Technically.
For those who didn't see it, or don't know that The Seattle Times still comes in a print edition, here's the front page that some people saw staring at them from newspaper boxes around downtown.
Despite what you may have heard, nobody at SPD declared "We're Killing Everybody We Can." Though granted, they sometimes kill people that they shouldn't.
Someone put the single-sheet, individually numbered fake front pages in display cases around downtown, causing people to scratch their heads and some even to shrug.
The Times isn't amused. Jill Mackie, the paper's vice president of public affairs, released this statement in a story about the swap:
"It is a serious concern when anyone tampers with a news box. But it is particularly troubling to have our brand, one we take very seriously in terms of accuracy and fairness, involved in an individual or group trying to make a point."
So that's what it's come to with protesters in Seattle: a few days carrying signs, spitting on photographers, and making fake newspaper front pages for newsstands.