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WaTimes Implicates Sasha & Malia in Chicago Youth Violence

Note to photo editors/Web producers/guardians of good taste: Please don't run a gratuitous photo of Sasha and Malia Obama next to a piece announcing that Chicago "has become the nation's most violent city for youths."

The piece itself is pretty harrowing, describing monstrosities straight out of the biography of Rasputin:

The latest victim in Chicago's long year of student killings is 15-year-old Alex Arellano. On May 1, he was chased, beaten with baseball bats, run over by a car, shot and burned. His body was found days after he disappeared from his family's home on the city's South Side.

All of which is unspeakably depressing. But what the hell does it have to do with the President's daughters?

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  • Colin

    I'm not a lawyer, but isn't this defamation of some type?

  • Ted


    Which part—the Times photo spread, or my blog item?