Charlottetown Guardian started using pictures from Google’s Street View – are staff photographers at risk?

Charlottetown Guardian started using pictures from Google’s Street View – are staff photographers at risk?
I did a double take – The Charlottetown Guardian has used a Google Street View shot instead of one taken by their staff photographers.

The story about the Chartered Accounting firm being investigated for lack of ethics uses a computer generated picture of their office building.

PNP-funded company learns status of investigation today 
Image Google Streetview image of Arsenault Best Cameron Ellis.
That’s cool and it saves the paper money to not send a photographer.
Newspapers have always been about making money by doing things cheaply.
I will repeat for your amusement a witty, theatrical comment on the story from a Guardian reader –
“UNRAVELING OF A COVER UP, Final Sequence of ACT I, Rustic Midautumn 2010—
A dazzling finish to the first act of the drama.
Surprisingly, the second last line of defence collapses, the establishment PNP cover up candidate losing the PC leadership.
The Premier’s boys take the initiative, closing down the Public Accounts Committee on PNP completely.
BUT, hard on their heels, the Institute of Chartered Accountants move on the conflict of interest situation of Arsenault, Best, Cameron, and Ellis.
As it becomes clear that government actions and professional associations processes are in contradiction, a new plot line suddenly tears open.
Already unsettled with the increased public exposure of the father-in-law, the Premier now must deal with a lost ally, the Liberal MP thunderbolting into retirement.
The Opposition Leader promises continued questioning on PNP.
As evening desends, our still shining heroes find comfort in their posh but more edgy now worlds, flanked by media commentators and Liberal supporters complicit in diversion, silence and obfuscation.
A strong Noreaster, the season’s first, ravages the land.” 

By Stephen Pate, NJN Network

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