As one who is fascinated by the collision of mainstream and social media, imagery and interpretation, transparency and ‘truth’, there’s so much here in this tidbit of a blog post to enjoy and dissect, where even to start?
- It (once again) highlights the power of the visual image over the written and spoken word to communicate a message or point of view (no matter how skewed, while further acknowledging that, for the digital native, the web is all about graphics before text).
- It nicely encapsulates today’s journalist / blogger / reader relationship (or what today’s relationship should be, meaning mutually respectful)
- It reinforces the entertainment value of ’smart’ dialog (and not simply that of the journalist)
- It is politely scolding to them’s that tried to ’spin’ it (vs degenerating into the usual orgy of condemnation and holier-than-thou-ishness)
- It shows that by admitting your mistake, you will be forgiven (or, at best, ignored)
- And nothing here seems to take itself too seriously
It’s like a breath of fresh air… that is, if the bigger issue being represented in the visual wasn’t so depressing.
Hat tip to Inner Diablog