15 May 2012

The Magic of PhotoShop?

The Legislature released this photo from one of the week's ceremonial bill signings by Gov. Joe Manchin (at desk).

But that's apparently not how one newspaper published it.

The bill creates “Erin’s Law," which increases the penalty for a fatal hit-and-run. As The Associated Press reported, it "is named for West Virginia University nursing student Erin Keener, who was killed in Fairmont in 2005 by a driver who then left the scene."

Manchin was pictured at the bill signing with Keener's grandmother, Doris; Delegate Tim Manchin; Delegate Linda Longstreth; Keener's mother, Debbie; and House Majority Whip Mike Caputo.

The delegates are all Marion County Democrats who represent the Keeners' district, and were the bill's leading sponsors.

The newspaper's caption notes that it is both a "submitted photo" and a "photo illustration."