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.

  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.

  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.


    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