Until Sunday, this well-known October 1967 image of McCain being pulled from a lake near Hanoi was used to convey heroism and elicit admiration and empathy.
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The visual media has mostly bypassed scenes of McCain in tortured tether to his gaffe-prevention, large-type babysitter.
Last week, I thought there was something fishy about the photos from Amara, and now a new Time article bears it out.
I'm sure you've already seen analysis as to why it's so bad. Here is the actual "what" of what's wrong.
Planted between these two chairs, the suggestion in this NYT image is that Lieberman is straddling between the two parties.
Seeing Obama in front of American troops at Bagram is not only a great relief (and, hopefully, a preview), it offers a profound contrast with what we've been suffering from.
If the strategy of the day was to emphasize McCain's ability, evoking a German setting, to successfully engage 199,990 fewer people than Obama, this event was a rousing success.
The military has been so effective in muting the war, and the war photographer, that many of our best shooters have found themselves turning to the technique of irony.
Conservatives obviously don't get the irony of having their presidential nominee and wife billboarding militarism while standing next to an oil derrick.
I think we are really being played if -- in analyzing the McCain attack ad -- we go so far as unearth the racist sexual stereotypes but overlook the possible allusions to violence itself.
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