Once again I’ll qualify this post by stating that I don’t endorse every post that appears at Château Heartiste, and his comments section is rather too full of Jew-hatred for my liking, but he makes a good observation here:
Something I’ve noticed, and which has been increasingly evident of late, is the leftoid legacy media’s penchant for leading off their lifestyle and culture stories with un-captioned and unidentified stock photos of attractive people intended to mislead readers into assuming the photo is of the author[s] or of the people covered in the article.
The example CH links to is a piece showing romantic love between siblings in a positive light. Incest, basically. Here is the photo used to illustrate the article:
Now do you really believe that photo is of 40 year old “Melissa” and her 45 year old brother “Brian”? Probably not, but anyone reading the article would have their initial take skewed by that image, which is the intention of course. Roissy puts it a little more bluntly than that:
This stock photo snow job is legacy media SOP now, and the purpose is to fool the reader about the ugliness of the author[s] or of the people interviewed for the article, for if readers fully grasped that almost all feminist-friendly and shitlib-gratifying culture and lifestyle stories were written by warpigs, about warpigs, then there might be fewer credulous readers lapping up the legacy media’s runny gruel.
Polyamory stories are a classic case of the stock photo snow job, in which one will often see a good-looking couple at the header of the article, only to discover upon further investigation that the featured polyamorists are all physically as well as mentally repulsive.
You’ll find once you are aware of this practice you’ll start seeing it everywhere.