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    Okay, I bet Bill G was a little bummed when he heard Scoble was leaving, but this is too much. Did he really have to fight back the tears? If Scoble thought Bill really cared this much maybe he wouldn't leave! Talk about tugging at the heart strings.

    Ilana Tamir, Mickipedia, Jenn Allen, and 2 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. amybellinger2003 ages ago | reply

      Nah -- Bill Clinton taught him that lip-biting trick.

    2. scriptingnews ages ago | reply

      I didn't post a comment on that blog! Scobleizer.

    3. scriptingnews ages ago | reply

      When they say "It isn't about HTML...." (long pause)... it's about HTML.

    4. rexhammock ages ago | reply

      I can feel Bill's pain. (However, it looks a little like he's praying Robert will reconsider.)

    5. Oyvind Solstad ages ago | reply

      To me it looks as he ate some bad lobster yesterday. ;-)

    6. MikeBladon [deleted] ages ago | reply

      wait, i've seen this one before - he's about to pull his bottom lip right up over his face!

    7. lisa.williams ages ago | reply

      I presume when I see photos like these that they're stock photos -- and that they may have been taken years ago.

      It's an interesting issue, because using a photo that wasn't taken at the time of the news story, in fact, shows Bill having an emotional reaction that has nothing to do with the story. Using old stock photos along with stories isn't journalism: it's a form of stealth editorializing. The editorial staff is using an icon -- "Bill Frowning" to express their own opinions about a story, not Bill Gates' opinion about the story.

      Sometimes stock photos are accompanied by a disclosure saying where and when they were taken, but frequently, they're not, and I think a lot of people don't realize what they're seeing, or don't take the time to really consider how the photo is being used, and how it affects their perception of the story.

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