Bag’s Take-Away:

Have you noticed how substantially photos of (and phrases on) posters are now contributing to the political narrative? With DC in gridlock — and “spin lock” — and the media largely consumed with beltway talking points, photojournalism represents an open window. Case in point: a “one shot” street poll on the Jobs Act (and a rebuttal to the legislation’s blunt kicking aside on Tuesday).


(photo: Tony Dejak/AP caption: Anne Caruso, a retired kindergarden teacher, protests Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011, in Cleveland.)
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Bag’s Take-Away:

Have you noticed how substantially photos of (and phrases on) posters are now contributing to the political narrative? With DC in gridlock — and “spin lock” — and the media largely consumed with beltway talking points, photojournalism represents an open window. Case in point: a “one shot” street poll on the Jobs Act (and a rebuttal to the legislation’s blunt kicking aside on Tuesday).

(photo: Tony Dejak/AP caption: Anne Caruso, a retired kindergarden teacher, protests Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011, in Cleveland.)

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Topping LIFE.com’s 2011 list of Best Photo Blogs, follow us at: BagNewsNotes; BAG Twitter; BAG Facebook; Bag by Email.

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