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Michael Shaw

Reading the Pictures: What's Wrong With TIME's X-ed Bin Laden Cover

Michael Shaw | Posted 07.03.2011 | Media
Michael Shaw

2011-05-03-Screenshot20110503at12.15.46PM.jpg After X-ing out three Muslims over the past eight years, today's cover speaks more to targeted assassination -- and racism.

Reading the Pictures: All I Can Say Is: We Are In A Moment

Michael Shaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Shaw

2011-01-14-shaw.jpgWith Lincoln's words about "better angels" near audible, the expectations Obama spoke of are conjured, at once, in this imaginary Christina.

Reading the Pictures: GOP '11: Corporate Stalking Horses Disguised as "Average Joes"

Michael Shaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Shaw

2011-01-05-jhj.jpgWant to know how the radical right is winning hearts and minds? In part, it's through feel-good news pictures.

Reading the Pictures: Palin: The Presidential Study

Michael Shaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Shaw

2010-12-14-palin.jpgFor my money, this latest photo previews and ushers a strategic shift in how Palin plans to present herself to the public as 2012 comes into view.

Reading the Pictures: Palin Does Haiti Cholera: How's My Hair? (and, Did AP Lend a Curl?)

Michael Shaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Shaw

2010-12-12-imagepull.jpgIf I find the fantastically clever Sarah Palin to be one of the shallowest political celebrities I've ever seen, it doesn't stop me from taking pause upon seeing these AP shots from the cholera treatment center in Haiti.

Reading the Pictures: NYT Slaps Obama For Failure to Reach Across the Aisle. (Sigh.)

Michael Shaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Shaw

2010-10-26-Screenshot20101026at9.31.18AM.pngHas Obama's "post-partisan" obsession simply vanished from from some journalists' memory banks?

Reading the Pictures: And the Tea Party's Been Calling Obama a Nazi!

Michael Shaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Shaw

2010-10-11-iott.jpg It turns out Ohio House candidate Rich Iott has been an avid member of a group that acts out the exploits of a particular SS Panzer division.

Reading the Pictures: Christine's Bewitching "I'm You"

Michael Shaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Shaw

2010-10-05-od.jpgYou know who Christine O'Donnell's riffing off of with this "everyman" shtick? Obama '08.

Reading the Pictures: Goolsbee's White Board and the GOP's Big Red Eggs

Michael Shaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Shaw

2010-10-03-Screenshot20101003at4.50.20PM.jpg Goolsbee's White House White Board tax cut presentation represents a major breakthrough for Democratic framing (even if it makes most thinking Democrats cringe). What's it got going for it?

Reading the Pictures: Obama's Wars (And That's Just at the Office)

Michael Shaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Shaw

2010-09-23-shawpull.jpgIf Mike Allen thinks Woodward's book is a net positive for Obama, the cover surely isn't.

Beyond Sex With an Elephant, Meghan, What Are You Trying to Tell Me?

Michael Shaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Shaw

2010-09-21-mccain.jpgIs Meghan McCain revealing a Grand Old Party's elephantine moral exposure?

Reading the Pictures: Newsweek's Making of a Muslim* President

Michael Shaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Shaw

2010-09-01-Screenshot20100901at9.02.31AM.pngHow much more is this desperate-to-stay-in-business "news" publication going to pander to the haters and the far-right crazies?

Reading the Pictures: Glenn Luther King Hit it Out of the Park in DC

Michael Shaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Shaw

2010-08-29-beckrally.jpgIf Glenn Beck had tried with the best PR minds to create an image for this event he couldn't have come up with anything better.

Reading the Pictures: Palin's Grizzly Mammas (Or: But Enough About You, What About Me?)

Michael Shaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Shaw

Whoops, did I say "grizzly mammas?" Well, there's nothing plural about this show. It's "Momma Grizzly."2010-07-14-pull.jpg