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October 13, 2012

Last Look at the Post-Debate Split-Screen Tit-for-Tat

Hmm, I don’t see a smirk. If anything, it’s the other guy smirking.

…It’s hysterical, really, how the Administration finds a frame that draws an equivalence between Obama’s smirk in the first debate and Ryan’s expression here, as if to normalize it by generalizing it.

Evan Vucci Biden Ryan Veep debate
Even Vucci’s Instagram shot goes all in on “psycho Joe.” (Still, widow-peaked Ryan as baby Beelzebub?)

…And, an honorable mention to the patio!

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From the Daily Trojan, the USC paper. Let’s call it a tie. (That’s star-struck LA for you.)

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As I was searching around for pics of people viewing the debate, this shot (this particular version appearing on Latino Fox News — if that’s not an oxymoron) was more prevalent in Google Images than any other. This makes me think that either the GOP was successful in framing Biden as a bit over-the-top and that body language carried the day again.  On the other hand, though, doesn’t it seem like the audience is cheering Biden’s punctuation?

Des Moines Veep Debate

I like this screen shot as a last word from the Des Moines Register print edition. Pox on both their houses (which, from the heartland, at least, might have been the more accurate bottom line).

(photo 1: Pete Souza/White House caption: President Barack Obama watches the Vice Presidential debate aboard Air Force One with staff, en route to Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, from Florida, Oct. 11, 2012.photo 2: @evenvucci/Instagram – AP on the Trail. photo 3: Zhaoyu Zhou | Daily Trojan Students gather to watch the vice-presidential debate between Vice President Joe Biden and Rep. Paul Ryan Thursday in Taper Hall. photo 4: uncredited/still looking – this version via Fox Latino. screenshot 5: via Newseum.org – Today’s Front Page .)

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