Google News Again Puts Pic of Bush Laughing With SCHIP Stories

For the second day in a row, Google News is placing a picture of President Bush laughing next to stories about new proposals for tightening who is eligible for the federally-backed State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP). (SEE screencap below fold)

NewsBusters associate editor Noel Sheppard wrote about a similar incident on Wednesday.:

Whether an accident or intentional, the placing of a picture of President George W. Bush laughing next to the headline "Children May Lose On Insurance" is rather deplorable, especially since the picture was not from the article in question.

However, that's what occurred at Google News' Health section Wednesday morning when the featured article was the Boston Globe's piece by Alice Dembner discussing how "[t]housands of Massachusetts children from low-income families could be denied health insurance under new rules imposed by the Bush administration late last week."

Thanks to NB reader Lloyd Hohn for the tip and screen capture.

Ken Shepherd
Ken Shepherd
Ken Shepherd is the Managing Editor for NewsBusters