Fun with captions (updated)

Tom Gross of the National Review Media Blog makes an excellent point  about an over-the-top editorial masquerading as a photo caption, put out on the wire to the world's media by AP. The photo shows a little boy on a donkey, and is accompanied by the following astonishing caption:A Palestinian boy tries to control his donkey in the village of Jabel Mukaber in east Jerusalem, Wednesday, May 9, 2007. The Palestinian economy can't recover unless Israel dismantles a network of obstacles that has carved up the West Bank into a dozen enclaves and restricted Palestinian access to more than half the territory, the World Bank said in an exceptionally harsh report Wednesday. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)Gross notes that the photographer, Spaniard  Emilio Morenatti, was kidnapped by Palestinian terrorists last October, and may be suffering from Stockholm Syndrome. Or maybe he is just in fear of a repetition.Or it could be that the caption writer (who is probably not the...(Read Full Post)

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