The usual accusation made against the media in these scenarios is that they treat the violent minority as representative . In this case it is literally true, in the sense that this photo of one over-excited protestor is used to portray the whole event. But in fact the narratives are more nuanced. –Charlie Beckett
Charlie Beckett offers thoughtful analysis of how the newsmedia uses imagery to flesh out narratives by looking at recent coverage of the student protests in London. A number of newspapers used the same image as their cover, as seen in the image above from Political Scrapbook. Worth a read and a look.
(via Photography Prison)