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Sunday, October 02, 2005

Editorial license

Creative editing exists, of course.

But there's a reason why this photo went on the front page. It's not due to the sinister bias of of the Mainstream Media (this time), it's just a stronger, better picture than the others. It's not a bias thing, it's a photo thing.

Which brings up a good point about protesting. Open display of emotions = better pictures, and it's been that way since the days of Capa, Bourke-White and Smith.

That's something that the pro-war faction hasn't figured out yet. You want the front page? Get angry. 200 happy flag-waving soccor moms means your story's on B12. One upset vet? Front page.

And protest babes are a good idea, too.


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