UPDATE: I keep thinking (and laughing hysterically) about that sensationally awful picture of McCain. Usually the major wire services don't release photos which show momentary, horrible facial expressions (of course, there are wonderful exceptions), so I was surprised Reuters let that one out. Of course, they didn't release it until the morning after the debate, so apparently there was some deliberation over the matter.
But what it comes down to is that this is yet another example of what happens when you spend all your time bashing the "MSM": they have very cruel ways of exacting their revenge, as Newsweek did when they decided not to airbrush Sarah Palin.
So is this an example of photo-gotcha journalism? Unequivocally yes. And it is absolutely intentional. And I love it.