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How party photos drove Gansler story on national TV

How party photos drove Gansler story on national TV

It's the visual imagery that usually dictates how a story plays on TV — as well as how viewers perceive it. And the image driving a story about Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler being at a beach party where underage drinking took place is not the kind of visual with which any public official wants to be associated — especially one in law enforcement. All the news conferences, like the one Gansler held Thursday, and all the words of spin the Democratic candidate for governor might muster won’t change the storytelling power of a beach-party moment captured on Instagram. It was fascinating to watch the story that The Sun broke play out across TV on...

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