Reading The Pictures is dedicated to the analysis of news photos and media images.
November 2, 2012

I Had a Sad Thought about TIME's Reversible "Election Final" Cover

I had a sad thought about TIME’s reversible “election final” cover.

As a last word culminating an exhaustive and consuming multi-year process, what this cover suggests — especially with the notations in the center — is that Campaign ’12 turned out to be more about the horserace; about data such as how much the SuperPACS raised and spent; and ultimately,¬†about polling and about what Gallup and Nate Silver ¬†had to say, more than any of the critical issues facing our nation.

…And, to the extent that’s true, the cover is brilliant.

(illustration: credit not available online)

Comments Powered by Disqus

Refresh Archives

Random Notes