Media bias?

Here is the picture the New York Times has of Spitzer’s playmate:

Here is the picture found elsewhere:

I wonder why the cropping of the picture. Was it just for space or was there some other reason?

As a side note the above pictures reminds me some of Barb and I can’t help but think she would have made a lot more money had she not married me when she was 21. Here is a picture of her at about age 18: