AOL Coverage of Recent Tragic death of a Marine. Vehicle ide

Discussion in 'Current Affairs, News and Analysis' started by Resurgam, May 15, 2009.

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  1. Firstly let me say how sorry I am that another brave Royal has been murdered in Afghanistan.

    The other reason I post is that in the coverage on AOL news there is a photo that is definitely not the RMASG in VIKINGS but probably American.

    Does anyone know what the front vehicle is?
     
  2. Looks to me like a HMMWV that has it's rear compartment to the camera. The rest of the vehicles in the column are so it's a pretty safe bet.

    Chally
     
  3. You are probably right. Thanks
     
  4. Probably just lazy journalism though and they've used a stock (US) photo.
     
  5. That sounds about typical.
    It really does my nut in when they ditch stock with coverage of casualties. Surely a man down deserves a bit more than that.

    Chally
     
  6. AOL's news is provided by the Press Association whose picture selection is often - let us be generous - mystifying.

    You'll probably see the same pic cock-up on other sites fed by PA.

    Bingo:

    http://latestnews.virginmedia.com/news/uk/2009/05/15/soldier_killed_in_afghanistan_blast

    http://www.teletext.co.uk/news/national/a28a252c8ae316b162d4344253db2e5e/Soldier+killed+in+Afghanistan+blast.aspx

    EDIT: I've contacted the PA news desk in Newcastle to get them to change it.

    Respect to the victim and his family.
     
  7. Good job that man.
     
  8. No problem