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Visual media’s Romney treatment turns vicious: “Honey, I shrunk the GOP” meets “girly man in USA party dress”
via: Sacramento Bee
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Bag’s Take-Away:The sometimes volatile (visual) art of presidential travel. In this case, wind gust at Buckingham Palace can quickly cue thoughts of vicious tornados (as driven home by photo caption).
(photo: LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images caption: Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II (L), US President Barack Obama (2nd L), US First Lady Michelle Obama (3rd R) and Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh (2nd R) watch a Guard of Honour at Buckingham Palace, in central London, on May 24, 2011. US President Barack Obama Tuesday basked in the lavish royal pageantry of a state visit to Britain, given an extra dash of glamour by a brief encounter with Prince William and his bride Catherine. But the 24-hour demands that follow a US president everywhere shadowed the London pomp, as Obama took time out to say he was “heartbroken” at the toll of vicious tornados which ripped across the US midwest, killing 116 people.
Upcoming NYT Magazine catalyzing media love affair with the Libyan rebels. This photo from the VII Network, in particular, drives home the symbolism of the “citizen-warrior.”
(Media - especially visual media - does like to keep it simple: heros-and-villains, black-and-white.)
(photo: Eric Bouvet/VII Network, for The New York Times caption: The anti-Qaddafi forces were composed of both civilians and some ex-soldiers no longer loyal to the regime. slideshow here.:
If this woman tested negative, I didn’t, this emerald-bathed, Tyvek-wrapped nuke crisis shot primed to deliver one big color shock. If the situation in Japan isn’t already weird enough, hold onto your iodine pills. Visual media is a competitive business.
(photo: photo: Asahi Shimbun, via Reuters caption: Medical workers screened a woman for possible radiation exposure in Hitachi City, Ibaraki Prefecture, on Wednesday after she was evacuated from an area within about 12 miles of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. She tested negative.