Monday, May 16, 2011

What's with The Joker picture of Ryan?

Why is the Tribune using this strange Reuters photo to accompany Wisconsin Republican Rep. Paul Ryan's Op-Ed in the Tribune today? They couldn't have used another one? It's bizarre and I have to ask why.

His full text to the Economics Club of Chicago.

There were some silly leftist protestors in Chicago:
 The protesters carried signs that read "Hands off my Medicare," "Hands off my Social Security," and "Paul Ryan plan: Let them eat cat food."  
Mostly preprinted, how typical.

As Ryan points out his plan wouldn't touch Medicare for those in and near retirement, but Medicare is on an unsustainable path and unless fixed won't be there for future retirees.

And ObamaCare itself cuts HALF a TRILLION from Medicare.

If we don't fix Medicare and ObamaCare young clueless "progressives" may be the ones eating cat food.

More. Apparently Reuters yanked the photo yesterday, they must have felt they were caught out, so why did the Tribune use it today?

Update: 3:46 p.m. I emailed the editor at 2:43 p.m. and went off to walk my dog and came back to a note that they would substitute a different photo now that I brought it to their attention. I see the online piece has been updated now with a new photo.

I am a lousy techie so I saved the web page rather than do a screen shot. So here's my pix of the page. Let's also note there was no pix in the print edition. So unless you looked online you won't have seen this.

More. In case you missed Newt, here you go. Paul Ryan's response today on the Laura Ingraham show: Paul Ryan Slams Gingrich: "With Allies Like That, Who Needs The Left?" Plus, El Rushbo.

...Will Ryan run for Senate? Or for President. ( I think that depends on Mitch Daniels)

More. Pethokoukis calls it a "deep-dish speech":) Chicago pizza on the brain and suggests 2012 candidates should memorize a hunk of it.

...well, you know Ryan doesn't need to memorize it...

---thanks for the link, Doug Ross.


LibertyAtStake said...

Because they are biased. It's crushingly boring to even ask the question anymore .... except that the fate of the republic hangs in the balance of the next election.

Anne said...


Well, I'll still call it out when I see it.

It energizes us anyway. And others may wonder at such obvious bias and think a bit more.