Friday, October 23, 2015

Photographs shape public opinion

A picture’s worth a thousand words.  Everybody knows that.  But there are times when a single picture can be a shot heard around the fucking world.  One snap of a politician getting into a car with a hooker or someone cheating on their significant other at a party, and suddenly the public’s view is shattered.  Their faith takes a gut punch if they liked the guy.  And more often than not, everyone descends on the person like scavengers ready to pick their flesh off while their down.

It’s how tabloids try to make their money, by putting a suggestive picture with a headline meant to shock people.  But here’s the thing, those vague photos are nothing compared to the smoking gun picture.  It doesn’t even come close.  Sure, there are some sheeple who will buy into those tabloids, just like there are people on the Internet who insist with all their heart that the moon landing was faked.

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