Today’s Boston Globe carries a New York Times story profiling Ashley Youmans, now known as Ashley Alexandra Dupré. She is the young woman whose assignation by an escort service to former NY Governor Eliot Spitzer caused his resignation yesterday.
Both the Globe and the Times use the same picture of the young woman. But (in the opinion of this knuckle-dragging ignorant blogger) the cropping job performed in the newsroom removes certain details that may provide information to readers. As a public service, this blog presents above the original photo alongside the Globe’s cropped version.
Readers are invited to judge for themselves whether the Globe’s editorial choice in cropping this picture omits several parts of the story that are newsworthy. This is another example of the Globe acting, in the words of Mark Steyn, as “the genteel Victorian matron discreetly draping chintz over the provocative piano legs of the story”.
Hat Tip: Power Line