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Trump / Clinton Debate – The Optics of Optics

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tc-opticsWas it just me or was Clinton’s head larger than Trump’s on the CNN cameras? It almost seemed as if CNN corrected the difference in subsequent internet stories about the debate, making the two candidates’ heads look the same size, with the background text all nicely lined up.

But in the actual televised debate, I’m not so sure.

Take a look at the above screenshot from a post-debate CNN stream, in which various commentators talk about and show clips from the debate.

Hillary’s circle is clearly larger than Donald’s.

Is this fair? Or was it a case of subtly making Trump look “alone at the microphone” as Neil Young once put it.

Again, I can’t say for certain but at the beginning, especially, I felt that Clinton’s head was bigger. There were times when she loomed large on the TV screen while Trump seemed to hang like a lonely puppet dangling from strings.

CNN commentators analyzed every detail… except for this—surprising, considering how sharp those folks usually are.

What do you think? Was Hillary’s head bigger on screen? Or did they balance out over time?

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