Editor asleep at the wheel?

I originally read this article in the Taipei Times.

http://www.denverpost.com/nationworld/ci_22362446/chinese-painter-portrays-tibet-self-immolators

“Liu wants to paint a portrait of each of the hundred-or-so Tibetans who have self-immolated over the past three years, as a way of bearing witness to one of the biggest waves of fiery protests in recent history.”

Is this an unintentional pun, or an appropriate adjective?

[quote=“RedRedWinw”]
Is this an unintentional pun, or an appropriate adjective?[/quote]

Clearly you do not read the Taipei Times much. That is a compliment. However, in my case, the demands of work make it expedient, on occasion. If you were in a similar situation, you would have drawn the resulting, glaringly obvious conclusion that this was an inappropriate adjective, otherwise known as an “error”. Though I suppose that a small possibility does exist that it is an intentional (and inappropriate) pun.