The writers are doing more than making a game of gawking at disaster. (Images like this are reminders of why not to do that.) They're delving into the old but fascinating question about how true photographs can be, and what kind of true.
But Alexis at The Atlantic points out that Goldman Sachs always looks more lit up than everything around it, even on regular nights. And also, that the most striking photographs from last night probably have the contrast punched way up to accentuate the difference between Goldman Sachs and everything else. Yes, Goldman Sachs is the evil empire; no, Goldman Sachs does not stand alone.