Reading The Pictures is dedicated to the analysis of news photos and media images.
October 24, 2008


ashley todd

And they didn’t think there would be any fallout from all the race baiting and incitement of crowds at those rallies?  This picture represents the angry and paranoid flip-side of “yes we can.”

Is it even fair, however, to probe into the visual elements here, especially as reflective of a troubled mind?

Writes Dana Goldstein at TAPPED:

Individuals who invent stories of victimization are often mentally ill, and deserve some modicum of compassion. But there’s no question that … the lies were manufactured to whip up racial hatred.

Certainly the “B” — as opposed to using the almost universally familiar “O” — makes the image (the actual instrument of assault here) — that much more troubling for the first-name basis.   I do hope Ashley gets help.

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