Reading The Pictures is dedicated to the analysis of news photos and media images.
September 3, 2008

A Noun, A Verb, And A POW (The Size Of Minnesota)

Mccain Rnc Thompson

The audacious scale here is an incredible commentary on how McCain’s captivity has been inflated to obscene proportions. 

And then, there’s the ongoing ambiguity of what the image is supposed to actually represent.  As Wes Clark said: “I don’t think getting in a fighter plane and getting shot down is a qualification to become president.”

(image: Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images.  caption: Former US Senator and presidential candidate Fred Thompson speaks about presumptive Republican presidential nominee John McCain, seen on a giant screen in the background as a wounded soldier, during the Republican National Convention at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota, on September 2, 2008)

Comments Powered by Disqus

Refresh Archives

Random Notes