joe pantalone two faces

Toronto Sun Outs Two-Faced Councillor

Doing my daily news roundup this morning, I was practicing my due diligence by checking out what the Toronto Sun had to say about the happenings in Toronto (I'm generally not a reader, but I like to present a diverse selection in the Morning Brew).

That's when I stumbled upon this very odd "photo" of city councillor Joe Pantalone. OMG. He's a mutant with TWO FACES!

sun photoshop job

Clicking on the story reveals the truth: he has not actually spawned a second face. The photo used by the Sun in this case is byline tagged as a "Sun Media Illustration" by Tim Peckham). I feel ripped off. Here I was thinking that Pantalone was a freak of nature who'd somehow managed to hide his second face all along.

In the world of changing media landscape and the ongoing fight for audiences online, I guess it's now fair game to lure readers into content by putting Frankensteinesque Photochop jobs of local politicians on the front page of news web sites? I'm not so sure about this; I want my news in more raw, less manipulated form.


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