Why bother?

I get both amused and annoyed when I see captions like this. It doesn’t tell us anything that we can’t see ourselves. It’s as if someone added a caption because some arbitrary rule in some manual (probably the AP Stylebook that’s the bible of journalism) said that every picture should have a caption. This inflexibility goes a long way to explaining why traditional news media are dying, similar to the way a language dies when it fails to keep up with its users.