Photojournalist Brings Sanity To USPS Drop Box Debate After Reuters Tweets Misleading Photo Sans Context

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A customer wears a mask as he drops mail into a curbside mail collection box in Los Angeles Monday, Aug. 17, 2020. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)


With Democrats and the mainstream media working hand in hand to promote baseless conspiracy theories about how President Trump is allegedly using the United States Postal Service to steal the presidential election, it’s a refreshing change to see one of their fellow journalists taking them to task for publishing misleading information that not only needlessly scares people but that also further erodes trust in the media.


Photojournalist Gary He took to the Twitter machine Monday after seeing the “Reuters Pictures” Twitter account publish a photo of a stack of USPS drop boxes without providing critical context.

Here’s the photo:

Mr. He did not mince words in a must-read thread blasting Reuters and other news outlets who have published similar photos without doing what real journalists are supposed to do in getting the backstory on what they’re “reporting” before they, ya know, actually report on it:

He did what Reuters should have done, first by making a phone call and then doing a Google Maps search:


Context matters. Integrity matters. Period.

I don’t have much to add here, except to say that this is the second time in a month that I’ve seen solid evidence that there are journalists left out there who simply want to report the news straight up rather than either make themselves part of the story or otherwise spin it to fit Democrat/media-driven narratives about Republicans.

Again, a refreshing thing to see. Too bad there’s not much more of it.

(Hat tip: Twitchy)


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