Reading The Pictures is dedicated to the analysis of news photos and media images.
August 19, 2011


From the recent batch of new pics on the WH Flickr site, the caption reads:

Vice President Joe Biden and President Barack Obama look at an app on an iPhone in the Outer Oval Office, Saturday, July 16, 2011.

Self-identified as change agents, weren’t Obama and Biden, themselves, supposed to embody the “new new thing?”  Here, however, it feels the White House seeks to borrow a buzz of energy and cred — in this case (in a caption that  actually ID’s the product, in a photo that feels more like a magazine ad), showing how down they are with the tech gadget.

(photo: Pete Souza)

Comments Powered by Disqus

Refresh Archives

Random Notes