I do wonder.
I remember when newspaper never carried photographs of their writers.
Now things are different.
One Professor writing regularly in the IRISH TIMES presents as a tie-less near skin-head thug bouncer in a down-market club. The sort of guy you wouldn’t want to ill-meet at High Noon, never mind by Moonlight.
Another regular political commentator there has a smart-alecky smirk which would tempt a St Francis of Assisi to slap it. In these days of soap, water, and easy grooming, it is hard to believe their mugshots are not integral to their message. I will not, because I like to pose as a gentleman, comment on the pulchritude of the paper’s gentler correspondents,
Britain’s SUNDAY TIMES, (not to be confused with Britain’s Irish Times, as it could easily be) is every bit as annoying,
After the unfortunate death of Savita Halappanavar in a Galway hospital, a female correspondent described people who were not pro-abortion zealots as “swivel-eyed” somethings or other.
Seeing that correspondent’s mug shot would make anybody want to avert their eyes. But it is still the way she likes to present herself nine years later, presumably to put the frighteners on us.