Bad call on Nazi image front cover blamed for Guardian decision to pulp 300,000+ copies of The Guide

Ill-judged use of Nazi imagery on the cover of The Guardian’s Guide was apparently to blame for a decision to pulp the entire print run of last Saturday's edition.

Saturday is The Guardian’s biggest sale of the week meaning more than 300,000 copies of the pocket-size supplement were ditched.

The Independent reports that The Guide was scrapped because of the use of Nazi imagery to illustrate a feature about TV series The Man in the High Castle, about a fictional Nazi occupation of America.

Press Gazette asked The Guardian if this was correct.

A Guardian News and Media spokesperson said: “The Guide was not published this week due to production and editorial issues. We'd like to apologise to our readers and assure them that normal service will resume next week.

"The cover of this week's Guide did not meet our standards. We did not have time to reprint The Guide so instead took the decision to produce a special 16-page section complete with TV listings for the week ahead."

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