The very citizen journalists who very nearly pushed John Kerry into the White House have continued with their stellar work, uncovering a shocking photo naming policy on a shared Netscape/CNN site.
Citizen journalists traveling to this page discovered a dubious name for the file of the photo showing a lovable Laura Bush holding her ape-faced hubby. Until late last night, the photo was unpleasantly called asshole.jpg. It has now been changed to the more innocuous georgelaura135.jpg. The old photo page now chucks up an error message.
The photo name raises some obvious questions. Does CNN or Netscape hate the President? Have these organizations allowed unbiased web monkeys into their midsts? Is W. an asshole?
CNN denies having any kinds of nefarious thoughts about the President.
"It was an image produced by an employee of another company," CNN spokesman Matt Furman told WorldNetDaily. "We didn't know anything about it and had nothing to do with it.
"Most importantly, it was never on CNN.com. … It's our picture, but it never appeared on our site."
CNN has fingered a Netscape employee as the culprit, and Netscape agrees.
"As soon as the situation was discovered, it was immediately corrected, and the employee has been terminated," said a Netscape spokesman. "CNN had nothing to do with the images, the terms, or the postings. We apologize to CNN and to anyone else offended in this matter." ®