CNN’s photo fail: Network uses Charles Barkley’s mug shot from ’08 arrest while analyst talks Donald Sterling

April 27, 2014

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It’s one thing for ESPN to have John Wall in an outdated Wizards uniform as its go-to file photo. It’s decidedly worse that CNN grabbed a mug shot of Charles Barkley from his 2008 arrest for DUI, even as the network was having the NBA legend/TNT analyst comment on the Donald Sterling scandal Saturday.

And it’s definitely worse that this isn’t even the first time CNN used that image:

Perhaps a new round of mockery will prompt CNN to start using a different photo, which shouldn’t be hard, considering that there are hundreds of them out there, most of which don’t show a major sports figure gracious enough to provide your network with some insightful commentary at one of his life’s low points.

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