Bag’s Take-Away:

NatJournal OBL cover does twist on V-J Day and ambiguous meaning of bin Laden demise. Pic also draws contrast to USA chants, fist pumps and breast beating in Times Square last Sunday. 


—————
Follow us: BagNewsNotes. BAG Twitter. BAG Facebook.

Bag’s Take-Away:

NatJournal OBL cover does twist on V-J Day and ambiguous meaning of bin Laden demise. Pic also draws contrast to USA chants, fist pumps and breast beating in Times Square last Sunday.

—————

Follow us: BagNewsNotes. BAG Twitter. BAG Facebook.

Bag’s Take-Away:

I find this Times Square display pathetically gratuitous and jingoistic, especially knowing it was produced and distributed by NASDAQ’s media arm! How else does one interpret this, given the sponsorship, than Wall St. retribution, topped off with the use of windows — after bin Laden’s already been terminated — to poke his eyes out. 

Plain and simple, this is the kind of image — twisting the body in the wind, three days later, Madison Avenue-style in the heart of America’s entertain and tourist center — that “makes them” hate us (and our tall buildings, and and our power).


(photo: (AP Photo/
NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.) caption: 
This Monday, May 2, 2011 photo, provided by NASDAQ OMX Group, shows the cover of a special issue of Time magazine on the death of Osama bin Laden displayed on the Nasdaq screen in New York’s Times Square. The issue, featuring a red �X� over bin Laden�s face, will hit newsstands on Thursday, May 5, 2011. The magazine says it is the fourth cover in TIME�s history to feature the red �X.� Other covers showed Adolf Hitler on May 7, 1945, Saddam Hussein on April 21, 2003, and Abu Musab al-Zarqawi on June 19, 2006.)
—————
Follow us: BagNewsNotes. BAG Twitter. BAG Facebook.

Bag’s Take-Away:

I find this Times Square display pathetically gratuitous and jingoistic, especially knowing it was produced and distributed by NASDAQ’s media arm! How else does one interpret this, given the sponsorship, than Wall St. retribution, topped off with the use of windows — after bin Laden’s already been terminated — to poke his eyes out. Plain and simple, this is the kind of image — twisting the body in the wind, three days later, Madison Avenue-style in the heart of America’s entertain and tourist center — that “makes them” hate us (and our tall buildings, and and our power).

(photo: (AP Photo/ NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.) caption: This Monday, May 2, 2011 photo, provided by NASDAQ OMX Group, shows the cover of a special issue of Time magazine on the death of Osama bin Laden displayed on the Nasdaq screen in New York’s Times Square. The issue, featuring a red �X� over bin Laden�s face, will hit newsstands on Thursday, May 5, 2011. The magazine says it is the fourth cover in TIME�s history to feature the red �X.� Other covers showed Adolf Hitler on May 7, 1945, Saddam Hussein on April 21, 2003, and Abu Musab al-Zarqawi on June 19, 2006.)

—————

Follow us: BagNewsNotes. BAG Twitter. BAG Facebook.

Tags #Osama bin Laden    #Osama bin Laden dead    #NASDAQ    #Jingoism    #News    #Media    #Wall Street    #Racism    #TIME    #Times Square   

Bag’s Take-Away:

May 2 wire pic of soldiers outside OBL compound naturally raises suspicions Pakistan knew. 

(The power/danger of hindsight.)
(photo: Anjum Naveed / AP MSNBC caption: 
Pakistani soldiers and police officers patrol near the house, background, where Osama bin Laden had lived.)
—————
Follow us: BagNewsNotes. BAG Twitter. BAG Facebook.

Bag’s Take-Away:

May 2 wire pic of soldiers outside OBL compound naturally raises suspicions Pakistan knew.

(The power/danger of hindsight.)

(photo: Anjum Naveed / AP MSNBC caption: Pakistani soldiers and police officers patrol near the house, background, where Osama bin Laden had lived.)

—————

Follow us: BagNewsNotes. BAG Twitter. BAG Facebook.

Bag’s Take-Away:

Although I don’t crop as a rule, the importance of the viral/historic White House “bin Ladin raid” photo deserves an exception. Key leaders with everything on the line. #2 Hillary Clinton. 


View original in incremental sizes.

(photo: crop via Pete Souza/White House caption: (partial caption: President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, along with members of the national security team, receive an update on the mission against Osama bin Laden in the Situation Room of the White House, May 1, 2011.)
—————
Follow us: BagNewsNotes. BAG Twitter. BAG Facebook.

Bag’s Take-Away:

Although I don’t crop as a rule, the importance of the viral/historic White House “bin Ladin raid” photo deserves an exception. Key leaders with everything on the line. #2 Hillary Clinton. View original in incremental sizes.

(photo: crop via Pete Souza/White House caption: (partial caption: President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, along with members of the national security team, receive an update on the mission against Osama bin Laden in the Situation Room of the White House, May 1, 2011.)

—————

Follow us: BagNewsNotes. BAG Twitter. BAG Facebook.

Bag’s Take-Away:

Although I don’t crop as a rule, the importance of the viral/historic White House “bin Ladin raid” photo deserves an exception. Key leaders with everything on the line. #1 Obama. 


View original in incremental sizes.

(photo: crop via Pete Souza/White House caption: (partial caption: President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, along with members of the national security team, receive an update on the mission against Osama bin Laden in the Situation Room of the White House, May 1, 2011.)
—————
Follow us: BagNewsNotes. BAG Twitter. BAG Facebook.

Bag’s Take-Away:

Although I don’t crop as a rule, the importance of the viral/historic White House “bin Ladin raid” photo deserves an exception. Key leaders with everything on the line. #1 Obama. View original in incremental sizes.

(photo: crop via Pete Souza/White House caption: (partial caption: President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, along with members of the national security team, receive an update on the mission against Osama bin Laden in the Situation Room of the White House, May 1, 2011.)

—————

Follow us: BagNewsNotes. BAG Twitter. BAG Facebook.

Bag’s Take-Away:
Cell phone photo from firefight at bin Laden compound. Looks like soldier (right) near wall between 2 explosions with copter, low, just beyond.
(Beyond the drama, great example of what’s wrong with photo galleries. Who shot this? Who released this? At what stage was this? Etc.)
(photo: Reuters caption (via MSNBC): The compound is seen in flames after it was attacked late on May 1 in this still image taken from cellphone video footage.)
—————
Follow us: BagNewsNotes. BAG Twitter. BAG Facebook.

Bag’s Take-Away:

Cell phone photo from firefight at bin Laden compound. Looks like soldier (right) near wall between 2 explosions with copter, low, just beyond.

(Beyond the drama, great example of what’s wrong with photo galleries. Who shot this? Who released this? At what stage was this? Etc.)

(photo: Reuters caption (via MSNBC): The compound is seen in flames after it was attacked late on May 1 in this still image taken from cellphone video footage.)

—————

Follow us: BagNewsNotes. BAG Twitter. BAG Facebook.

Tags #Osama bin Laden dead    #Abbottabad    #firefight    #Pakistan    #Media    #News   

Bag’s Take-Away:
Let the canonization begin….John Paul still needs one more miracle.  Not so the Navy Seals.
—————
Follow us: BagNewsNotes. BAG Twitter. BAG Facebook.

Bag’s Take-Away:

Let the canonization begin….John Paul still needs one more miracle. Not so the Navy Seals.

—————

Follow us: BagNewsNotes. BAG Twitter. BAG Facebook.

Tags #Navy Seals    #News    #Media    #Osama bin Laden dead    #Militarism   

Bag’s Take-Away:
If Obama and the White House have maintained ultimate modesty around the bin Laden kill, the wall of front pages taped to the press room wall, at least, is a bit of a shout out.
(photo: Getty Images caption: Copies of newspaper front pages hang on the wall as White House Press Secretary Jay Carney (R) sips coffee while entering the Brady Press Briefing room at the White House May 2, 2011 in Washington, United States. U.S. President Barack Obama announced the night before that the United States had killed the most-wanted terrorist Osama Bin Laden in Pakistan.)
—————
Follow us: BagNewsNotes. BAG Twitter. BAG Facebook.

Bag’s Take-Away:

If Obama and the White House have maintained ultimate modesty around the bin Laden kill, the wall of front pages taped to the press room wall, at least, is a bit of a shout out.

(photo: Getty Images caption: Copies of newspaper front pages hang on the wall as White House Press Secretary Jay Carney (R) sips coffee while entering the Brady Press Briefing room at the White House May 2, 2011 in Washington, United States. U.S. President Barack Obama announced the night before that the United States had killed the most-wanted terrorist Osama Bin Laden in Pakistan.)

—————

Follow us: BagNewsNotes. BAG Twitter. BAG Facebook.

Bag’s Take-Away:

Shepard Fairey, eat your heart out. Or: As “Mission Accomplished” meets the dustbin of history, Obama meme prevails.


(illustration: Jonathan Gibby/The Daily Titan): 
—————
Follow us: BagNewsNotes. BAG Twitter. BAG Facebook.

Bag’s Take-Away:

Shepard Fairey, eat your heart out. Or: As “Mission Accomplished” meets the dustbin of history, Obama meme prevails.

(illustration: Jonathan Gibby/The Daily Titan):

—————

Follow us: BagNewsNotes. BAG Twitter. BAG Facebook.

Bag’s Take-Away:

As opposed to … Shock-and-Awe missile strike on Hussein — a sad replacement for Tora Bora, anyway; Blackhawk Down; and failed U.S. Iran Embassy rescue…

The clean-and-simple picture Obama’s predecessors could only wish for…

Tidying up the loose ends in  Abbottabad. (US blows up it’s own helicopter after successful mission.) 


(photo: XXXXXX caption: Abbottabad)
—————
Follow us: BagNewsNotes. BAG Twitter. BAG Facebook.

Bag’s Take-Away:

As opposed to … Shock-and-Awe missile strike on Hussein — a sad replacement for Tora Bora, anyway; Blackhawk Down; and failed U.S. Iran Embassy rescue… The clean-and-simple picture Obama’s predecessors could only wish for… Tidying up the loose ends in Abbottabad. (US blows up it’s own helicopter after successful mission.)

(photo: XXXXXX caption: Abbottabad)

—————

Follow us: BagNewsNotes. BAG Twitter. BAG Facebook.