NYT's Photo Propaganda for Occupy Wall Street
New York Times favoritism toward Occupy Wall Street is not just present in the paper's news stories and editorials but on the fringes of the enterprise. Lens, the paper's photography blog, took advantage of the picturesque people of Occupy Wall Street to come up with the fawning 'Faces, and Voices, From Zuccotti Park,' by Kerry MacDonald, posted Wednesday.
The Times provided a sampling of 20 homeless-chic style photos from Occupy Wall Street taken by August Bradley, notable for a high nose-ring to people ratio, each accompanied by a line of unfettered left-wing propaganda straight from the mouth of the portrait's subject. MacDonald introduced the photo slide show:
On a recent visit to New York, Mr. Bradley - who is based in Los Angeles and focuses on commercial work - switched gears yet again, embarking on a project that might surprise some of his business school buddies. He spent a day at Zuccotti Park pursuing his project '99 Faces of Occupy Wall Street.'
He asked all his subjects to say why they were at the park. He didn't want to advocate, but sought to give them a platform. He was drawn to the diversity of his subjects: both vibrant characters and next-door-neighbor types. 'It is sort of a universal question of, 'Can't we do better than this?' '