Wednesday, September 29, 2010

The Case for Anti Craze 2: Black out of Black

Now look: Daniel Carter has a fabulous physique, enough to make many people swoon and give a few men body image issues.

But look at the headline of the story on Stuff and compare that with the image of this All Black star and ask yourself this: is seeing Mr Carter shirtless, in a “model” pose on closer inspection, while fairly pleasant visually, really related to a story about his sporting prowess?

Verdict: While I tip my hat to the person who chose the photo for the visual impact, I have to take several thousand points away in the “respect” and “relevance” categories for what is, in theory, a news-based website. 2 headlines out of 5