NY Post reporter and overall grand poobah of City Hall reporting David Seifman and I took the same objection to moderator Peter Vallone, Sr.'s assertion that the media destroys candidates, sometimes, just by printing an unflattering picture.
PVSR held up the picture of Howard Dean's scream on the cover of the Post, and a series of NY Times photos of Al Gore, Muskie, GW Bush and others.
The thing about those photos (image later if PVSR shares them with me) is that the pictures captured aspects about the candidates that we as reporters either knew about, reported on, or were just so widely known by the public.
Pictures are worth a thousands words, and arguably, a few candidates.
-- Azi Paybarah