The pic is of the gov. signing a bill that tightens penalties for hit and run car accidents. Included are the family members whom the bill was spurred by and the pols who endorsed it.
Original on the left, the “Communist Red Square” version” on the right.
The Dominion Post in West Virginia ‘shopped out these folks because they were running for re-election.
Apparently the editor thinks that this is OK and the photo ran with a Photo Illustration tagline.
The photo was taken by a state employee and sent to the newspaper.
If the editor did not want the pols in the photo, she could have:
a). Run mug shots of the family.
b). Sent a newspaper photographer to take what they wanted.
c). Sent a staff photographer to the families house to take a photo.
d). NOT RUN THE PHOTO!
Read the entire story here, from West Virginia Public Broadcasting.