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To land a second term, Team Sarko will really have to shake it (…And if Carla can’t, nobody can.)

via: Reuters Daily Edit

(photo: Philippe Wojazer/Reuters caption: France’s President Nicolas Sarkozy (L) and First Lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy (C) greet supporters at his first major re-election campaign rally in Marseille, southern France, February 19, 2012.)

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To land a second term, Team Sarko will really have to shake it (…And if Carla can’t, nobody can.)

via: Reuters Daily Edit

(photo: Philippe Wojazer/Reuters caption: France’s President Nicolas Sarkozy (L) and First Lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy (C) greet supporters at his first major re-election campaign rally in Marseille, southern France, February 19, 2012.)

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What they have in common? Hair glue. 
 
Or
 
Finally, visual proof that it’s a comb over

via:SacBee Day in Pictures

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What they have in common? Hair glue.

Or

Finally, visual proof that it’s a comb over

via:SacBee Day in Pictures

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Your news quiz of the day. What’s the different between these four editions of the new TIME cover featuring Platon’s portrait of Rick Perry? … See answer below the boilerplate.


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Right, the U.S. edition omits the sub-head: “Can the governor of Texas become the next U.S. President?”  Of course, some would argue the text is necessary  to help overseas readers answer the question: “Who’s this Rick Perry guy?” In comparision, the American media — driven home by the Platon-treatment — has already convinced itself of the first answer.

Bag’s Take-Away:

Your news quiz of the day. What’s the different between these four editions of the new TIME cover featuring Platon’s portrait of Rick Perry? … See answer below the boilerplate.

(photo: Platon for TIME)

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Right, the U.S. edition omits the sub-head: “Can the governor of Texas become the next U.S. President?” Of course, some would argue the text is necessary to help overseas readers answer the question: “Who’s this Rick Perry guy?” In comparision, the American media — driven home by the Platon-treatment — has already convinced itself of the first answer.

Tags #Rick Perry    #Platon    #TIME    #TIME cover    #politics    #political celebrity    #media    #news    #photojournalism   

Bag’s Take-Away:

The “Most Different” News Photos from 9/11 Commemoration. #2: “Grief Meets Political Celebrity”

Of the 1000 or so newswire photos of the 9/11 memorial ceremony I looked at, almost every one is profoundly somber, the grief of the families searing through everything. That’s why I thought these two photos were especially unusual. I didn’t see this in the photos of Obama or Bush with the families (and I know, both personally and professionally, how transient grief is), but in these two shots, at least, it was jarring to see how, in the presence of Mrs. Clinton, she wasn’t catering to them, but rather, these 9/11 family members suddenly shifted into fans. 

Sad to think, but in 2011 America, does that count for empathy, too?

Also see:
The “Most Different” News Photos from 9/11 Commemoration. #1: “Salam”
  

(photos: Pool/Getty Images caption:U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton poses for a photograph prior to the tenth anniversary ceremonies of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center site September 11, 2011 in New York City. The nation is commemorating the tenth anniversary of the terrorist attacks which resulted in the deaths of nearly 3,000 people after two hijacked planes crashed into the World Trade Center, one into the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia and one crash landed in Shanksville, Pennsylvania)

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The “Most Different” News Photos from 9/11 Commemoration. #2: “Grief Meets Political Celebrity”

Of the 1000 or so newswire photos of the 9/11 memorial ceremony I looked at, almost every one is profoundly somber, the grief of the families searing through everything. That’s why I thought these two photos were especially unusual. I didn’t see this in the photos of Obama or Bush with the families (and I know, both personally and professionally, how transient grief is), but in these two shots, at least, it was jarring to see how, in the presence of Mrs. Clinton, she wasn’t catering to them, but rather, these 9/11 family members suddenly shifted into fans.

Sad to think, but in 2011 America, does that count for empathy, too?

Also see:

The “Most Different” News Photos from 9/11 Commemoration. #1: “Salam”

(photos: Pool/Getty Images caption:U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton poses for a photograph prior to the tenth anniversary ceremonies of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center site September 11, 2011 in New York City. The nation is commemorating the tenth anniversary of the terrorist attacks which resulted in the deaths of nearly 3,000 people after two hijacked planes crashed into the World Trade Center, one into the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia and one crash landed in Shanksville, Pennsylvania)

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Skid Row. The media and the royal couple made a lot out of visiting L.A.’s most desperate neighborhood. When it came to showing anything of the locale, however — Will and Kate attending a children’s painting class at the Inner City Arts program — the visual media mostly missed the opportunity (beyond a cheap example like this).
The NYT summary, with a frank rundown of the trip’s choreography, heavy as it was on high society, glamour and glitz, did offer a snap from the sidewalk outside the painting class.  It seems the local press — it’s L.A. after all! — had the best opportunity to show something of Skid Row. Given this window to engage the eyes of the world, the LA Times did deliver three examples, the most realistic offering a corner market, cops on bikes and a crowd of fans, mostly from “Greater LA.” In the most compelling image, however, the neighborhood is relegated to a stage set for a plate and a parasol.
LAT Framework Royal Visit slideshow.
Zimbio Slideshow (I like #28. Call it the “Skid Row gown.”)
(photo: Mariah Tauger/Los Angeles Times caption: The Rev. Maria Margi waits for William and Catherine’s arrival at Inner-City Arts on Skid Row in downtown Los Angeles. linked photo: Liz O. Baylen/LA Times)
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Skid Row. The media and the royal couple made a lot out of visiting L.A.’s most desperate neighborhood. When it came to showing anything of the locale, however — Will and Kate attending a children’s painting class at the Inner City Arts program — the visual media mostly missed the opportunity (beyond a cheap example like this).

The NYT summary, with a frank rundown of the trip’s choreography, heavy as it was on high society, glamour and glitz, did offer a snap from the sidewalk outside the painting class. It seems the local press — it’s L.A. after all! — had the best opportunity to show something of Skid Row. Given this window to engage the eyes of the world, the LA Times did deliver three examples, the most realistic offering a corner market, cops on bikes and a crowd of fans, mostly from “Greater LA.” In the most compelling image, however, the neighborhood is relegated to a stage set for a plate and a parasol.

LAT Framework Royal Visit slideshow.

Zimbio Slideshow (I like #28. Call it the “Skid Row gown.”)

(photo: Mariah Tauger/Los Angeles Times caption: The Rev. Maria Margi waits for William and Catherine’s arrival at Inner-City Arts on Skid Row in downtown Los Angeles. linked photo: Liz O. Baylen/LA Times)

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Bag’s Take-Away:
Credit one of my regular readers on this one. Doesn’t the Palin-mobile look like it’s “throwing the flag under the bus?”
(photo: David Wenner/ Patriot News caption: Sarah Palin’s tour bus outside the Gettysburg Courtyard hotel. )
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Credit one of my regular readers on this one. Doesn’t the Palin-mobile look like it’s “throwing the flag under the bus?”

(photo: David Wenner/ Patriot News caption: Sarah Palin’s tour bus outside the Gettysburg Courtyard hotel. )

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Bag’s Take-Away:

"But enough about me, what about … more me!" 

This isn’t just a completely random moment, by the way. If you look at the last hundred wire photos of Palin, you’ll clearly notice how, if she sees a women that even looks similar to her, or she sees her face on a book someone is holding or her mug on a t-shirt, it’s like honey to a bee. (Also notice, btw, how her own personal photog, Shealah Craighead, who used to be Bush’s White House photographer, instinctively knows to grab 
those shots and slap them up on the Facebook site.)

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"But enough about me, what about … more me!"

This isn’t just a completely random moment, by the way. If you look at the last hundred wire photos of Palin, you’ll clearly notice how, if she sees a women that even looks similar to her, or she sees her face on a book someone is holding or her mug on a t-shirt, it’s like honey to a bee. (Also notice, btw, how her own personal photog, Shealah Craighead, who used to be Bush’s White House photographer, instinctively knows to grab those shots and slap them up on the Facebook site.)

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Bag’s Take-Away:

What’s wrong with this picture?  At the White House, it’s Ryan, the Divine …’cept his homies aren’t seeing it. 

(photo: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images caption: US Representative Paul Ryan (C) of Wisconsin, chairman of the House Budget Committee, speaks to the media following a meeting between US President Barack Obama and the House Republican Conference about the national debt limit and budget plans at the White House in Washington, DC, June 1, 2011.)
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What’s wrong with this picture? At the White House, it’s Ryan, the Divine …’cept his homies aren’t seeing it.

(photo: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images caption: US Representative Paul Ryan (C) of Wisconsin, chairman of the House Budget Committee, speaks to the media following a meeting between US President Barack Obama and the House Republican Conference about the national debt limit and budget plans at the White House in Washington, DC, June 1, 2011.)

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(June 2, 2011. Screenshot/. article/video via NBC New York.)

(May 29, 2011. Molly Riley/Reuters -  Rolling Thunder motorcycle ride, Washington, DC.)

Bag’s Juxtaposition of the Day: Theological analysis welcome.

(June 2, 2011. Screenshot/. article/video via NBC New York.)


Palin Rolling Thunder 2

(May 29, 2011. Molly Riley/Reuters -  Rolling Thunder motorcycle ride, Washington, DC.)

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Theological analysis welcome.