Thursday, January 5, 2012

Washington Post: Delegate Susan Lee Replaced By Evil Asian Stock Photo Twin

UPDATE: We now have an explanation for how the Washington Post ended up printing the wrong photo of Delegate Susan Lee. It turns out Susan Lee's doppelganger is not an evil stock photo twin after all -- the WaPo ran a photo of a different (but real) Susan Lee. We received the following email from a Maryland Juice reader: 
I enjoy your blog.  I wanted to let you know that the photo in the Post today is of Susan Lee, an attorney at McDermott, and former colleague of mine at Covington.  She is definitely not an evil stock photo twin!


Holly Fechner | Covington & Burling LLP
A Maryland Juice reader sent in the following photo of a page in today's Washington Post (print edition 1/5/2012, Local Living Section). Their article about the 2012 legislative session included the following picture of Delegate Susan Lee:

Our reader has met Delegate Lee on a few occasions and pointed out that The Washington Post has replaced the REAL Susan Lee with "Stock Photo Smiling Asian Woman" (aka Delegate Lee's Evil Twin). Here's a photo of Delegate Susan Lee from the Maryland State Archives:

Okay, now let's try them together:

Tsk. Tsk. I am having trouble imagining how this snafu might have occurred....

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