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May 28, 2004

Not Seeing Eye To Eye


So, why did the Boston Globe specifically choose this shot from the Mueller/Ashcroft press conference for Thursday’s front page? (The meeting involved a warning to the public of a possible summer attack on the U.S.)

a.) good composition (with terrorist framed in the middle)

b.) striking lack of eye contact subtlety suggests possibility of a political agenda

c.) hapless expressions reflect genuine dejection and/or frustration

d.) Downcast Mueller suggests CIA in the doghouse

e.) photographer wasn’t set up until things were wrapping up

f.) your call


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