Not that anyone asked, but:
— Michael Zelenko (@mvzelenks) January 13, 2017
Forget all the fuss over Sen. Marco Rubio not using Manning’s first name, Chelsea, in his statement condemning President Obama’s commutation of Manning’s sentence. Using the name Chelsea is a given; that above is the features editor of The Verge reminding fellow journalists last week to use Chelsea Manning’s “approved portrait” in their reporting.
@mvzelenks who cares?
— Ozymandias (@wheredabrewsat) January 18, 2017
@mvzelenks you're not really serious are you?
— Ami Mizuno (@Ryumoau_Juno) January 18, 2017
@mvzelenks Are you her PR rep?
— B. Scrivener (@BScruvener) January 18, 2017
I wanted Brad to serve his whole sentence in prison. We don't always get what we want. @mvzelenks
— DankSim (@DarkSim7) January 18, 2017
If anyone cares, Zelenko interviewed the artist who painted the portrait and …
— (((Allan TFH/VLR))) (@UnrealAllan) January 18, 2017
@mvzelenks Yeah, lets use the one stylized like Mao's official portrait. Can you at least pretend to care about objectivity?
— Liam Martin (@EdLiamMartin) January 18, 2017
@mvzelenks Just like the info she released wasn't approved. So who gives a crap what she wants?
— John Frendo (@johnfrendo) January 18, 2017
— Nied's Dead Horse (@mflynny) January 18, 2017
@mvzelenks How about just a drawing of a turd? Maybe the word "traitor" on it? That's what I'll opt for instead. Good talk.
— Deebs (@shumad1) January 18, 2017
@mvzelenks who authorized his portrait? Are we not free to post any photos of him? It's 2017 I can't believe how ignorant you are!
— Avo A (@MindOfAvo) January 18, 2017
— Wright (@WrightBrunoS) January 18, 2017
@mvzelenks And what's the approved narrative? After all I wouldn't want to commit any further Thoughtcrimes or anything. (Lol – Doofus)
— 🐸American Occidentl (@AmericanOccidnt) January 18, 2017
It looks like we weren’t the only people asking these questions:
@mvzelenks Approved by whom? Manning? Why should anyone care?
— Jacki Vinson (@jackivinson) January 18, 2017
.@mvzelenks why do criminals get "approved portraits"?
— Steven F (@SFlipp) January 18, 2017
@mvzelenks I don't worry about what convicted traitors approve of.
— Okiephilosopher (@okiephilosopher) January 18, 2017
@mvzelenks who the fuck cares what his approves photo is he's a criminal and should have served everyday of his 35 year sentence
— Greg (@gpalmmm) January 18, 2017
You get an approved portrait! And YOU get an approved portrait!
— Whaaaaaa? (@21TrumpStrt) January 18, 2017
— Mike (@SchrodngrsTaint) January 18, 2017
— Mav For Life (@TheMaverick21) January 18, 2017
— Will Collier (@willcollier) January 18, 2017