Why does financial media give such weird posing pictures of economic advisers/policymakers?

As rightly said: A picture is worth 100 or more words.

I have been noticing this for a while. Though while writing the previous post and seeing a full related articles, I decided to wrote this post finally.

Why does financial media give such weird pictures of economic advisers/policymakers? It has become habit of our media to report some lecture/comment from economic advisers/policymakers as if they are issuing some kind of sermon. The reporting usually comes with that person’s picture with expressions which are just so dumbfounding.

This has been especially true of portrayal of current Chief Economic Adviser. See his pictures here, here, here (who in the right mind will give a picture like this?), here, here. here and so on. It is not just the current CEA, but previous ones as well (see this,this for previous advisers).

I hope you get the point. If the comment is especially hinted against government the picture could put our Lord Nataraja to shame.

Why is this being done? It is obviously the portrayal of “the economic adviser” as “the pope/priest” who knows it all. The idea is to over glorify the role of the economic adviser as this person whose wisdom and advise will make all of us “developed” in one magic wand. So you put up pictures which back this theme.

Nothing could be more contrarian than this image portrayal…

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One Response to “Why does financial media give such weird posing pictures of economic advisers/policymakers?”

  1. MS Says:

    :))))))

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