Thursday, October 16, 2008

Night of the Living Dead



UPDATE: I keep thinking (and laughing hysterically) about that sensationally awful picture of McCain. Usually the major wire services don't release photos which show momentary, horrible facial expressions (of course, there are wonderful exceptions), so I was surprised Reuters let that one out. Of course, they didn't release it until the morning after the debate, so apparently there was some deliberation over the matter.

But what it comes down to is that this is yet another example of what happens when you spend all your time bashing the "MSM": they have very cruel ways of exacting their revenge, as Newsweek did when they decided not to airbrush Sarah Palin.

So is this an example of photo-gotcha journalism? Unequivocally yes. And it is absolutely intentional. And I love it.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

LOL Petey! Effin' magnificent!

Karen said...

Well this certainly suggests an excellent new career option for the guy once the trouncing is over.

Karen Zipdrive said...

Did they crop out Bush's ass?

Jess Wundrun said...

I wonder how much ink it would take to blow that picture up and paste it across my picture window for Halloween? I'm thinking it might be worth it.

Toriko said...

You were saying the "air quotes" is what lost the election for McCain. I disagree. "Air Quotes" might get people who were engaged and watching the debate to turn away, but what about all of the people who couldn't care enough to watch the debate?

No, this is the Howard Dean scream moment for McCain because relatively few people will have seen the debate, but everyone will forward the kooky picture of McCain looking like a monster.

Princess Sparkle Pony said...

Toriko, the photo is, indeed, extremely damaging. It was Yahoo's most viewed and most emailed photo almost immediately after it was posted.

Anonymous said...

This made the front page of The Arab News this morning Oct.17.

Hysterically not photoshopped.

sleepyinsaudi

Karen Zipdrive said...

I think I could have gone to my grave happier had I not seen his nasty old tongue.

Anonymous said...

Regarding the Condi photos, nobody mentioned that they reveal her true Klingon heritage.

zoe said...

Tardive dyskinesia anyone?

dguzman said...

Brains... must have yummy brains...

Anonymous said...

Tardive dyskinesia anyone?

Bingo.