March 29, 2005
I WONDER WHY THIS A.P. STORY on the non-combat death of a U.S. soldier in Iraq features a picture of George and Laura Bush, who have nothing to do with the story?
I sat on this for a couple of hours, thinking that it was just a glitch, but the picture switched from one of Laura to one of George and Laura.
UPDATE: A reader who works at Yahoo!, where the story is hosted, emails:
In this particual case, the picture points to a Yahoo! slide show about the military, and that happens to be the first photo in the slide show. I don’t think there was any intent here of kind of thing that I know what you’re alluding to. It was a military story that linked to a military slide show, that’s all. BTW, the photo is a Reuters pic on a AP story.
However, this one is a bit more ummm, well…you decide.
Purely accidental, I’m sure.
ANOTHER UPDATE: Hmm. The picture’s different now.