Bag’s Take-Away:

The only way I can read the 9 photo Occupy Congress photo edit at Zimbio is that the movement has worn out its media welcome. Most of the photos show single arrests, and then there’s the shot of the lonely poster in front of the tree. This pic sums it up, though, with “the man” fed up and the depiction of Occupy pigeonholed down to the Guy Fawkes mask. 

The ten pic slideshow over at Yahoo, by the way, although it did offer more crowd shots, also seemed slight. Signing off with the otherwise empty pic of the guy giving out balloons also suggests, in this case, a smiley faced dismissiveness. 


(photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images caption: U.S. Capitol Police stand guard during an “Occupy Congress” rally at the West Front Lawn of the Capitol January 17, 2012 in Washington, DC. Hundreds of members of the “Occupy” movement from across the country participated in the Occupy Congress rally on Capitol Hill.)
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Bag’s Take-Away:

The only way I can read the 9 photo Occupy Congress photo edit at Zimbio is that the movement has worn out its media welcome. Most of the photos show single arrests, and then there’s the shot of the lonely poster in front of the tree. This pic sums it up, though, with “the man” fed up and the depiction of Occupy pigeonholed down to the Guy Fawkes mask.

The ten pic slideshow over at Yahoo, by the way, although it did offer more crowd shots, also seemed slight. Signing off with the otherwise empty pic of the guy giving out balloons also suggests, in this case, a smiley faced dismissiveness.

(photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images caption: U.S. Capitol Police stand guard during an “Occupy Congress” rally at the West Front Lawn of the Capitol January 17, 2012 in Washington, DC. Hundreds of members of the “Occupy” movement from across the country participated in the Occupy Congress rally on Capitol Hill.)

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