Tories trying to distract from bad news and Health Secretary’s awfulness by using supermarket – or police cell – lighting
A bizarre phenomenon has appeared in a number of Health Secretary Matt Hancock’s recent appearances at the daily press briefing: he has been bathed in rose-tinted lighting.
Pink-tinted lighting is a well-known trick in supermarket grocery sections to make meat look more appetising – and is also used in ‘drunk tanks’ as it is believed to make the inebriated feel less inclined to aggressive responses.
The pink tinge is very obvious when compared to footage and images that don’t use it:
And it is not an error in the colour balancing used by an individual broadcaster, varying only subtly according to that station’s preferred colour:
the phenomenon is not a one-off. It was first noted back in April by SKWAWKBOX reader and Twitter activist @UKDemockery:
And in case the Tories’ apologists and sockpuppets try to claim the images have been misleadingly altered, below is footage of the BBC News and Sky News footage from Monday evening, with a clip of ‘normally’-balanced footage in the middle for comparison:
The Tories are trying to use visual cues and psychological manipulation to improve the public’s perception of and reaction to their abysmal performance – and the appalling Matt Hancock’s presentation as ‘enhanced meat’ has become a stand-out example.
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