Sunday, July 17, 2016

Misleading photo

PHOTO FOUND ONLINE: I often complain about a misleading headline, but today I found a misleading photo.

The headline was about a NASCAR great who was battling dementia, and the big photo showed a sad-looking Jimmie Johnson, certainly a NASCAR great.

I was stunned until I started reading the story about former NASCAR great Fred Lorenzen and his health problems. I've met and talked to both men, and Lorenzen's problems are real to me. If Johnson had health problems, though, that would have been even stronger for me.

I could click on black-and-white photos of Lorenzen that go along with the dementia story, but I felt I'd been "suckered" into the story by the photo of a modern racing superstar.

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