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January 6, 2004

Viva Bush!

Viva Bush!
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By Michael Shaw As election time approaches, it’s time, once again, for the illegal alien in the White House to jump the borders of decency and patronize the electorate. The front page of today’s L.A. Times depicts the irony. While Bush proposes a “new” immigration policy with “guest worker” quotas for Mexicans (Read: Let’s Get That Hispanic Vote!),

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January 4, 2004

Dean Commercial #1: The Road Less Traveled

Dean Commercial #1: The Road Less Traveled
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By Michael Shaw voiceover: "Hi, I’m Howard Dean. Are you tired of America stomping all over its allies and going it alone in the world? That’s what happens when we elect a leader who has hardly been out of his own backyard. I’ve been in over 50 countries, more than that hayseed will have visited by the time

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January 1, 2004


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By Michael Shaw About the Site The BAGnewsNotes weblog, which began in June 2003, is the successor to the cartoon site (and teaching tool/visual experiment/civics lesson) known as BAGnews.com, which went on-line in 1999. This blog has four goals: 1.) To analyze news and advocacy images for the way they reveal media bias; political or cultural stereotypes; larger

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January 1, 2004


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By Michael Shaw My name is Michael Shaw.  I am a Clinical Psychologist; writer;  analyst of visual journalism; interpreter of political images; and the curator of this project called BAGnewsNotes. "The BAG" offers a daily semiotic analysis of news and political images from a political, cultural or psychological point of view, and is also a platform for original

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