To be fair - it's not a visually exciting disease, is it? I usually end up cringing at the photos they use too though. Just use nothing? A photo of someone prior to getting ill?
This is pretty funny. Not related to ME/CFS at all, but just to give you an idea of how little effort is usually devoted to finding the right image to go with a story:
Observe the photo caption in this story about flying ants swarming in London.
I yawn all the time, it seems appropriate. I thought that picture in the linked story was a great photo. How else are you going to represent the disorder? Show a picture of a normal looking person just sitting there? Yeah, that will have a lot of impact.
You realize also that by badgering reporters and news outlets to complain about, of all things, the picture they're using, you're not doing anyone any favors, right? Anything much other than writing to tell them what a great job they're doing in even covering the story is probably doing more harm than good.
I have to agree with Mr. Kite. We don't actually know if that bloke in the photo has ME/CFS or not. It's an invisible disease.... that's a big part of our problem, isn't it?