AP Crosses the Line
I think the Associated Press may have crossed a line with this one.
LGF reader Bone alerted us to this photo of a policeman arresting a demonstrator in San Francisco. His comment says it all: “Have you ever seen the press identify a cop by name like this before? Think it has anything to do with what his name is?”
Officer A. Cohen apprehends a demonstrator during an anti-war protest in San Francisco, Saturday, March 20, 2004, as hundreds of thousands of people around the world rallied against the U.S. presence in Iraq on the first anniversary of the war. (AP Photo/Jakub Mosur)
I look at these photo captions a lot, and no, I’ve never seen one identify a cop by name. Yes, I think it has a lot to do with what the cop’s name is. And it also has a lot to do with the photographer’s name—the person who probably provided the caption.
This is media bias at its most naked. This AP photographer was not just taking pictures. He was taking part in the demonstrations.