The Perfect Picture
In James Thoms The Perfect Picture, Thom makes the right decision in not taking the opportunity to snap the perfect photograph. In todays society the media takes advantage of the common people, and profits from the worlds misfortunes. In the era this story is taking place, the media is no different. The media believes they have the right to intrude into peoples lives, take want they want, and assume no responsibility and reap no consequences for their actions. Newspapers, TV stations, and so forth, call this their right to free speech. Watching a reporter taking pictures, pushing, shoving, and crowding around the scene, is like watching a group of wild hyenas fighting each other for one piece of a dead carcass.
Reporters, journalists, and photographers all fall into the same category. This select group of people are the medium, of which information, good or bad, flow through to the general population. They are there to find the story, and if there is not a story present, they construct one to create intrigue for their customers. Most of the media is ruthless, cold, and with hearts of stone. These beasts stop at nothing
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