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Visual Proof That Journalism Can't Really Be Objective?

  • Poynter, Friday, November 2, 2012 12:13 PM

Check out these newspaper front pages from the last few days, courtesy of Poynter's Julia Moos, who writes: "Others will debate the politicization of Hurricane Sandy and its effect on Tuesday’s election; we submit front pages that provide some interesting visual fodder for the debate."

And, indeed, newspaper editors' choice of front-page pictures of President Obama touring the New Jersey shore after Sandy is telling: from a pix, headlined "Obama Views Damage," where Obama is actually looking away from shoreline damage, to shots of the prez looking much more sympathetic, with his arms around a storm victim. Then there's this headline: "President Obama toured damage in New Jersey on Wednesday, but not in New York City."



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