What does the Times choose to highlight on the day of the GOP’s historic victory?
Daniel H. writes from Seattle:
I thought you might be amused to see that the home page of the New York Times is showing a six-photo slide show right now, under the banner, “2010 Midterm Elections: Obama Vows to Work With G.O.P. after ‘Humbling’ Losses.” And what, you may ask, is pictured in these six photos, the day after the biggest Republican landslide in 54 years? Why, six loving shots of Barack Obama, of course!LA replies:
On one hand, it could be argued that having six photos of Obama at his press conference today is not inappropriate. On the other hand, the fact that the Times chose to make Obama’s response to the huge GOP victory the main thing, highlighted by no less than six photos of the One, rather than the GOP victory and the GOP victors, does illustrate the left’s quasi-erotic fixation on Obama that you are talking about.
James P. writes:
The first thing I noticed about the NYT today was their desperate effort to represent the election outcome as a failure for the GOP and the Tea Party—GOP fails to capture Senate, Tea Party Candidates Fail in Key Races, etc. But then they accentuated the positive … by talking about Andrew Cuomo’s mighty triumph!LA replies:
over Carl Paladino, the modern Goliath of Gath!
Posted by Lawrence Auster at November 03, 2010 03:50 PM | Send