Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Vanity Fair and LA Weekly (as well as Atlantic Monthly... not fully though) Drew Bush or Bush Officials in Demeaning Manner

George W. Bush: Comic-Book Villain?



The editor of a top US current affairs magazine has vowed to send an apology letter to John McCain after a photographer he hired to carry out a photo shoot with the Republican presidential candidate doctored images to portray him as bloodthirsty — literally. Atlantic Monthly editor James Bennet says Jill Greenberg "behaved improperly" and will not be paid for the session, but has come under fire for hiring the well-known critic of President George W Bush to carry out the shoot.

The LA Weekly ”…only thing missing is the noose.”:

A new poster depicting President Obama as a version of Heath Ledger’s Joker character in The Dark Knight has appeared in Los Angeles[.]

It has a bit of everything to appeal to the drunk tank of California conservatism: Obama is in white face, his mouth (like Ledger’s Joker’s) has been grotesquely slit wide open and the word “Socialism” appears below his face. The only thing missing is a noose.

And yet, this is the same LA Weekly responsible for this cover during the previous administration:

Only thing really missing is intellectual consistency.


Original Artist Found??