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Interesting choice of a family picture for a murder story

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by WolvEagle, Jan 30, 2012.

  1. WolvEagle

    WolvEagle Active Member

    A woman from a rich suburb in Detroit is found strangled in her Mercedes-Benz in a rough neighborhood in Detroit (yeah, most are outside of downtown - no kidding). Police are calling her husband a "person of interest," and he reportedly failed a polygraph test.

    The family has provided photos of the "happy" couple to the media. The Detroit Free Press uses an interesting one of them at a golf outing. Here's the link: http://www.freep.com/article/20120130/NEWS05/201300361/Both-sides-of-family-insist-No-way-Bob-Bashara-killed-his-wife?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

    Someone at the Freep picked it on purpose or is asleep at the wheel. I'll take the former. I've also seen pictures of the couple at a bowling center and a party in Hawaiian shirts.
     
  2. waterytart

    waterytart Active Member

    Subtle.
     
  3. txsportsscribe

    txsportsscribe Active Member

    practice makes perfect?
     
  4. FreddiePatek

    FreddiePatek Active Member

    Very bad choice. Paper loses the appearance of being impartial
     
  5. BrianGriffin

    BrianGriffin Active Member

    But if they ran a picture where it looks like he's NOT about to strangle her, does that mean they're on the side of the defense? ;D
     
  6. I Should Coco

    I Should Coco Well-Known Member

    Actually, it looks like he's pretending to use his putter as a guitar.

    Still, the Freep should have simply used a standard portrait shot -- if they had one.
     
  7. young-gun11

    young-gun11 Member

    He was using it as a guitar from what I see.
     
  8. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    Its a guitar impersonation.
     
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