The Perp Walk and the Perf Walk
There was a lot of wailing last week about photos of Dominique Strauss-Kahn's perp walk (top). How unfair for newspapers to publish pictures that make him look guilty! Now I wonder--if that's a problem, what about showing him looking like a perfectly nice man on the way to a business meeting (bottom)? There he is, looking confident as he's transferred to a $50,000 a month rental, where he will await trial on rape charges. Surely his accuser has a right to be presumed honest, but the perf walk gives us the impression she made it all up. I say: fair is fair. No complaining about one picture unless you also object to the other.