President Bush visited with Jason McElwain, an autistic high school senior who made headlines recently when he sunk six three-pointer shots and a single shot for a total of 20 points in the last three minutes of a high school basketball game (video). The AP covered the visit today, which took place on an airport tarmac at Greater Rochester International Airport. Among the photos published by the news service, there were these which at first glance, look rather bizarre.
I had to look twice before I saw what was going on with this. Apparently, someone was offering cardboard cutouts of Jason’s ‘game face’ on a stick and that’s what the president is holding as he hugs the flesh and bones Jason. Yet with this 2 dimensional photo spread, it just looks weird.
The AP took a memorable moment for Jason and created a skewed perspective. Why would they run such strange looking photos?