October 14, 2008
If The Visual Media Had The Nerve
I’m so tired of updates like “A Riveting Speaker, Waving the Flag,” today’s NYT Palin political memo that softens and soft-peddles someone so wayward and thoroughly incendiary. If the photo accompanying the article hints at something off (Palin with a sour look on her face), it, too, is way too subtle a commentary on this provocative steamroller dishing out her daily helping of irrational hate.
If the visual media had the nerve, the two shots above — the first illustrating that signature Stepford-like, angry-hard conviction and the other framing the outright ranting and raving — would be more representative of the daily fare branding the Palin show. Instead however, these shots — representing a commentary in itself — are parked in a completely media-safe place, in a NY Magazine candidate funny-face slide show.
(images: Getty Images)