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August 5, 2008



Like the otherwise siamese twins need names and arrows in separate colors for us to tell them apart on the economy???

Beyond pure graphic license, I thoroughly don’t understand the point of fusing these two at the shoulder. You see, funny moves like these carry connotations.  Starting with the gesture I called out recently by the LAT, there seems to be some media instinct out there to blur the difference between these fundamentally different candidates.

Note to TIME:  As much as the visual metaphor shouts it out, these two are nowhere close to being cut from the same cloth.

(images: Platon.  TIME.  Aug. 11, 2008 cover. Table of Contents here.)

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