Sunday, March 14, 2010

Your Daily Dose of Deification Iconography, Courtesy of Your Friends at The New York Times

iOwnTheWorld alerts us to the last, Goebbels-like gasps of The New York Times as it races desperately to salvage Obamacare and -- by extension -- Barack Obama's presidency.

Consider the headline and the photograph in today's weekly review of the news.

Let's first examine the headline: "As Health Vote Awaits, Future of a Presidency Waits, Too."

The Times' concern, laughably, is for the Obama legacy, not the hundreds of millions of citizens whose very lives will be impacted by a Rube Goldberg-esque, certain-to-fail, country-bankrupting, Soviet central-planner's wet dream. The Times, of course, has yet to report on the outrageous and illegal attempt to surreptitiously pass the Senate's health care bill. This effort, orchestrated by the House Rules Committee and known as the "Slaughter Rule", threatens to light the fuse on a full-blown Constitutional crisis.

Now consider the Times' choice of imagery to accompany the article.

Let's review the central attributes of the photograph:
  • Obama, in what has become a tradition for the media, is deified with lighting that resembles a halo (ever recall the use of similar lighting for George W. Bush?)
  • Deification is further emphasized through the use of a cross watermark, courtesy of a mosaic filter
  • The focus, however, is on Obama's single upraised finger, the digit pointing towards the heavens, as if to say "I am the one that can save us, as it was foretold by the ancients." Or something.
  • The White House, a tiny, nearly transparent reflection, is located below the President; it seemingly says that the man is bigger than the office. He is more real. He is more important. He is the One.
Of course, in real life, Barack Obama appears to be little more than a cigarette-puffing Chicago pol, trained in the Alinsky school, whose doctor recently requested cut down on his drinking.

Asked by the American people -- repeatedly -- to concentrate on the economy and job creation, Obama instead flogs a dead horse called socialized medicine that the citizenry detests.

Asked to stop violating the laws and traditions of this country, he instead nationalizes businesses, grows the size of government and creates new entitlements and payoffs for his union backers.

The Times -- and Obama -- are both anachronisms destined for the ash heaps of history. In the latter case, surpassing the detestable James Earl Carter for the title of worst president of all time. That much is already certain.


Update: March 16th in Washington: Stop the Constitution Butchers... Stop Pelosi’s Slaughter House.

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12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sick, sick, sick. Idolizing a politician, any politician but especially one like Obama - with next to no experience in ANYTHING. His only real gift is separating white Americans from their money, so he can transfer it to blacks, latinos, moooslims, asians, etc., in other words, his main constituents.

Joseph Brown said...

What a bunch of arrogant, egotistical SOBs. I'm talking about that jug eared clown in the WH and the stupid bastards that control that New York toilet paper called the times.

sirknob said...

Why not show him as he really is, Al Capone with a better haircut :-)

Proof said...

The Obamessiah has spoken! Let us obey!

fishinagin said...

Pimpin for the Prez is so Amerikan!

Brendon Carr said...

The composition is too perfect. Who wants to bet money it's a 'shop? That would be a journalistic-reputation shattering, albeit unsurprising, discovery.

Let the New York Times produce the RAW file.

The blogprof said...

Exodus 20: (NIV)

3 "You shall have no other gods before me.

4 "You shall not make for yourself an idol in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below. 5 You shall not bow down to them or worship them; ...

Oh never mind...

Anonymous said...

How can you all be so blind? Obama is making the "John gesture" so thoroughly delineated in The Templar Revaltion, The Da Vinci Code, and other academic publications.

The NYT is clearly telling us, if only we will understand, that Obama is the new head of the Priory of Sion, and quite possibly the lineal descendant of Jesus.

The_Bad said...

I picture the media image of President Bush slightly different if a Republican Congress were attempting to circumvent the rule of law to pass partisan legislation. There would possibly be a cross, but I am certain the media would be nailing him to it.

Anonymous said...

I was hoping that the image was of a new UFO Hunters episode on the History Channel. Aliens abducted the POTUS.

Darn...

Harrison said...

Still a great photo. Hope Obamakare goes down in flame tho.

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