Scoring Cheap Shots

Last week I posted about checking your work.

I had a little look at the news over the weekend, as you do, and saw this unfortunate caption under a video’s pre-play still. The video is of US Presidential hopeful (and bringer of doom) Donald Trump addressing supporters after his win in the South Carolina primary.

Screenshot_2016-02-21-09-24-03

Now, personal opinions on Trump aside, initially I was going to point out how someone didn’t check their work.

I mean, you’d have assumed they could select the still that’s used before you hit play. The caption or the image could have been tweaked so the two were a little more in sync.

But then I wondered, what if it’s someone’s ultra-subtle dig at Trump and his family? A cheeky way to score a cheap shot because they weren’t a fan. A deliberate mistake we could just write off as an amusing juxtaposition because, obviously, his daughter does actually pop up in the footage when you watch it.

In the end I did just that and wrote it off as just as amusing juxtaposition. A minor example of what can happen when you try to rush to get content out.

But this is the thing with the Internet – it’s full of smart-arses. When slip ups do happen, you’re often left wondering how deliberate they are.

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s