RT presenter Sophie Shevardnadze posing enthusiastically with Russian FM Sergey Lavrov for a ‘selfie’.
You would have thought the very public resignation of RT’s Liz Wahl would have nurtured a certain reluctance to display overt partiality, but clearly that’s not what has transpired.
Luckily, the western press is undistractible and can usually be relied on to step into this void of journalistic independence.
Unluckily for us, a juicy bone has been waved in front of these metaphorical dogs, in the shape of a photo.
The Washington Post asked: “Could this be the selfie to end all selfies?”
TIME marveled: “Biden’s First Selfie Is Just Awesome”
Talking Points Memo reported: “Biden kills the selfie game with Obama”
CNN surmised summarised: “‘Pals’: Biden, Obama make selfie time”
The Huffington Post claimed: “none of us can ever compete”
The Telegraph said: “The pair perfect their toothy grins”
Judge for yourself, I guess:
It’s not always metaphorical dogs mind you, as CBS News’ Margaret Brennan can testify: