April 21, 2006

In The Center


Whether conscious or not, the NYT seems to have a bit of a visual agenda lately regarding Rumsfeld.

A week ago Friday, they used the lead article on the front page to feature the mugs of those general calling for Rummy’s resignation.  This morning, whereas the visual story of the day was Bush’s White House press conference with the profoundly image conscious Chinese President (and its humiliating interruption by a Chinese dissident), The Times still reserved its central focus for Rummy and his puppy, General Peter Pace.

Whether it’s keeping the heat on, or just not letting the Administration deflect the issue, the Rumsfeld bloodletting is not fading away.

(image: Stephen Crowley/The New York Times. April 21, 2006. The New York Times, p. A1)

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