I'm not going to get into the politics of the story out of Ferguson, MO other than to say that a lot of news organizations have been lifting photos of Michael Brown (out of ANY context) from his Facebook page.
This has lead to the rise of a twitter hashtag movement called #IfTheyGunnedMeDown
Which photo of you would the news media use if YOU were the story?
This is a serious discussion that needs to be analyzed by far greater people than a guy who basically tells dick jokes. BUT......
What if I was gunned down?
There sure are a LOT of options the lazy media could rip from my Facebook page.
Here are a few and the justifications:
3. Violence (Against Women).
4. Violence (Against Children) AND possible Zombistic Behavior.
I had been BIG into the new Jonathan Swift diet. Lost 15 pounds in just a week.
5. Stealing Aborigine's Souls.
Of course you can, because I only own 1 dress shirt.
You ask, how damning is a picture like this? "Try Again Later."
*SIDE NOTE - If you consider THIS a dress shirt, I have two...and I wear this one in multiple photos here.
8. Drinking +
You must also show the subject 15 years younger...
...with green hair...
...and a jacket that is too big.
It also helps if their belt hangs about 3 inches too low.
9. High Tech Weaponry.
10. A Prison Photo.
It's important in this busy day and age, to just make assumptions based on a photo or a headline. Look we don't have time to get to the bottom of things. That's how we stay on top! On top of what? I don't know, because I forget what we were talking about.
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