RE: METRO COLUMNISTS

Turns out Tom Pauken at dallasblog.com also did a quadruple take reading Steve Blow’s birthday column yesterday.

And an FBvian with some acquaintance with the whole mug shot scandal (we are now elevating the fraud charge) has some insider insight:

As the guy who had to shoot the op-ed and column photos for the DMN in the late 80’s, your comments make me laugh hard. I recall it was like pulling teeth to get some folks to upgrade there photo. Some folks (no Names) liked my take and then it was like a new pic a month. The real trouble came when the little pix went to color, with, I recall, a blue background. I swear one person wanted to know if we could just colorize their current photo.

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