February 2, 2011

Egypt Uprising: Reuters’ Saint Obama

Saint Obama

With the President pressing Mubarak to begin “an orderly transition” from power, is this Reuters photo illustrating a Reuters article actually calling out Obama for sanctimony? With all hell breaking out in Tahrir Square today, the Administration being cautious not to make any immediate demands, and the U.S. not shelling out $2 bil a year to a corrupt autocrat for nothing, what else could be the motive in framing Obama as either saint or savior?

…One thumb up for a great halo shot, though.

(h/t: marc and jason)

(photo: Reuters/Larry Downing caption: President Barack Obama pauses as he speaks to the media following televised remarks made by Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak in the Grand Foyer of the White House in Washington, February 1, 2011. From: U.S. seeks change, not asking Mubarak to go now | Reuters.)

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