摄影的过程包括给孩子们糖果，然后把糖果拿走，让他们哭的方法。如果这不起作用，她就会威胁孩子们扔掉他们最喜欢的游戏。艺术家看到孩子们心烦意乱时，想起了与政治局势有关的愤怒和无助。评论家们提到这部电视剧是一种虐待儿童的行为。各种各样的孩子被专业雇佣，包括她自己的女儿在内的一些朋友，所有被雇佣的孩子都得到了他们各自的父母的支持，他们帮助孩子哭泣(Merola, 2010)。这一系列报道在网上引发了激烈的批评和新闻报道。这导致了对艺术家多年来广泛的仇恨邮件(Wacadlo et al, 2007)。另一个摄影批评是艺术家面对约翰·麦凯恩的重复使用的照片，在一个戏剧性的光，他的脸改变了一种方式，牙齿被取代的猎食，尖尖的牙齿和血从他的嘴。批评人士称，这些照片背后的普遍动机表明，敌人以一种次等人类和怪物的形式出现，以确保公众更容易憎恨照片中的主题。这是摄影师在政治竞选期间拍的。调查发现，持相反政治观点的人也认为编辑过的约翰·麦凯恩的照片是完全不可接受和不道德的。这幅肖像的发展是为了反映摄影师如何看待照片的主题。
The process of photography involved methods to make children cry through offering candy and taking it away. If this didn’t work, then she used to threaten children with disposing their favorite games. Artist was reminded of anger and helplessness related to political situation while seeing the children upset. The critics mentioned the series exhibited to be a kind of child abuse. Various children were hired professionally and some of friends including her own daughter, all of the hired children were supported by their respective parents that helped in making children cry (Merola, 2010). This series had resulted in highly heated online criticism and coverage from the news. This resulted in hate mail towards the artist over numerous years in an extensive manner (Wacadlo et al, 2007). Another photographical criticism was faced by the artist on the reused photo of John McCain in a dramatic lights with his face altered in a manner that teeth were replaced by the predatorily, pointy and sharp teeth with blood falling from his mouth.The criticism claimed that the general motivation behind portrayal of such photo indicates presentation of enemy in a sub human and monstrous form to ensure that it is easier for the general public to hate the subject in the photograph. This was done by the photographer in the midst of political campaigns. It is found that the people from the opposing political belief also found the edited photo of John McCain to be completely unacceptable and unethical. The portrait was developed in a manner to reflect the public how the photographer views the subject of the image.