Did you see the Vice Presidential debate last evening?
If the sound is muted and one observes only the presentation style, one will notice a few things:
Off the top, the lighting was slightly brighter and warmer on Biden. In the age of color Tx, one has to be subtle – and subtle they were.
Then the camera pull: ever so slightly closer to Biden during close-ups, and ever favoring Biden during his frequent interruptions.
The net effect was obvious: The producers’ attempt would have made Biden appear alpha and Ryan, beta.
Problem was… Joe Biden showed no maturity or discipline. The producers’ greenlighting rather backfired somewhat, forcing emphasis to Biden’s pomposity and bombast whilst effectively distancing Ryan from it. Instead of Joe appearing “in charge,” he came off as angry and desperate.
If only the producers had been disciplined…
There may be no such creature as ‘social justice,’ but there is such a thing as poetic justice.