When I take a stroll Downtown with Santa Cairn I always stop at Kaplan Photography and check out the portraits in the window. Is Dad in the center? Mom? The dog? The athletic daughter is perhaps high atop the fence rail. It’s just fun, to analyze what it is you are looking at, in the window, on the screen, and the Front page.
Images can inform, and they can be used to skew a story.
The image of the Chief, which was not taken at the meeting in question, is most definitely projecting an attitude. No smile, his shoulder shoving aside the text to his right, an odd angle.
I was really unsure when reading the story as to the tone ascribed to the Chief. It did not feel right, to me. It really felt like an attempt, again, to make something out of nothing.
I was going to watch the meeting online to make my own determination, but decided to make a call instead.
There are no Selectmen that feel Chief Kane was in any way confrontational, he was only was doing his job as a Department head and frankly my sense is they all thought he let them off easy!
I just wish we could continue to move forward and this story unfortunately was a wedge driver story.