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March 31, 2010

Economist Sees Fit to Show Obama Physically Wounded

Economist cover Obama health care.jpg

Seems The Economist got this exactly backward. After a year of taking his lumps, Obama came out of the health care battle relatively unscathed while the GOP — the "party of NO!" — was pretty torn up.

Further, I find the head bandage — out of context like this — not just creepy but eerily consistent with all far-right signs and protests we've seen reproduced in the visual media threatening or suggesting harm to the President.

(photo-illustration: The Economist. photo: not attributed online.)

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