Please this is nothing but more agitprop from the LSM
You are correct. These are professionals. This is what they do for a living each day. They look at many photos and spend considerable time deciding which one to run with. The specifically chose this one out of bias.
When they saw it, they should have gotten a good chuckle out of it, perhaps printed it out and posted it in the newrooms but they never should have made an editorial decision to publish the picture.