PHOTO: Young woman gives peace sign to an officer at #OccupyAtlanta.
(I am going to post a series     of photos     that others have taken  of   the   protesters - these are      attractive,    photogenic,  mediagenic   people. And   yet almost none   of    these   images  have  been selected by   the mainstream   media to    represent     the   protesters. Instead, the   media appears to almost     be  selecting      images  which are designed to   seem “other” and to   not   create  a    sense of    empathy or identification   among the   audiences.
In other words, if the mainstream media posted more pictures of            protesters who resembled our sisters, brothers, children, ourselves      then       there would be a greater likelihood that we would  identify     with  the      protesters, and would likely join then at an  #occupy     protest.)

PHOTO: Young woman gives peace sign to an officer at #OccupyAtlanta.

(I am going to post a series of photos that others have taken of the protesters - these are attractive, photogenic, mediagenic people. And yet almost none of these images have been selected by the mainstream media to represent the protesters. Instead, the media appears to almost be selecting images which are designed to seem “other” and to not create a sense of empathy or identification among the audiences.

In other words, if the mainstream media posted more pictures of protesters who resembled our sisters, brothers, children, ourselves then there would be a greater likelihood that we would identify with the protesters, and would likely join then at an #occupy protest.)