Monday, April 29, 2013

ian khama can't get no respect

i like TPM, i visit the site pretty much every day. but there's something absurd about the site publishing an AP report that the president of botswana got attacked  by a cheetah and then publishing the story with a photo of the cheetah.

actually, it looks like a stock photo of a cheetah rather than the actual one that scratched president khama. what value does the image of some random cheetah add? i think most people already know what a cheetah looks like. i'm guessing a lot fewer readers of the story know who ian khama is. and if the TPM editors weren't sure how familiar its readers are with the cheetah, it could have gone with both like sky news did.