Posts on the topic of Politics.
In producing this just-under 12 minute video, ReasonTV draws on quotes from BagNews to illustrate how thoroughly the White House controls Obama's visual image.Continue Reading
Given the intense criticism Bush endured for not responding immediately to that cataclysmic event, why is this photo now enshrined in the Bush Library's 9/11 photo gallery?Continue Reading
The current antagonism between photographers and the White House needs to be broadened beyond the simple question of access. It is time to look at the bigger picture, and make the photo-op as much the subject, so we have a visual record of how events and issues are...Continue Reading
When a photograph is used to illustrate a point rather than to record an event or person, that visual explanation encompasses every element of the photo. Even elements the White House may not want to emphasize.Continue Reading
This is not about me, it’s about you. If the Obamas are about anything, they’re about breaking down the (perceptual) distance between themselves and the American people. They are way dialed in to what’s essential and also what’s popular. The are about doing what they can as often as...Continue Reading
If Netanyahu, as he scribbled away at the rhetorical edges, was feeling a sense of urgency about the opportunity for peace, its seems more motivated out of fear that the Palestinians had scored a coup with their statehood application than anything else.Continue Reading
We feel today's action by the Administration must lead to the end of a false assumption, taken for granted by the President and leaders in both parties, that the snuffing out a critical and essential photo is somehow a zero-sum game.Continue Reading