by Max Brantley
No different anywhere else.
Jim Romenesko talks with the reporter who covered the story for the Virginian-Pilot, which chose to use the actual kiss photo, rather than the chaste version chosen by the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, to illustrate a story about a kiss.
What's next, one reader asked, bestiality photos?
The reporter says the vast majority of comments she received were critical. People on that end of the spectrum do seem a whole lot more prone to spew vitriol. Judge reaction, too, against the tens of thousands who saw the photo and weren't moved to write a letter. And the significant number who cheered the milestone the photo represents — open service of the country by people freed from a legally imposed closet.