Sunday, March 14, 2010

Graven Images

Doug Ross reviews the central attributes of the New York Times photo posted on his blog:
  • 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.
From Instapundit quoting Andrew Morris:
Since I suspect the NYT editors are not familiar with Christian imagery, they might not realize that this is not the best time of year to associate Obama with a cross – we’re in the midst of Lent and still have the passion to come. The whole “suffers, dies and descends to hell” part might be a bit of the Easter story they’d rather not associate with Obama right now. Plus he’s sort of in the Caesar/Pilate/Herod role right now as president (depending on how powerful one thinks the president is). Maybe Easter bunnies and chocolate would be a better theme – I’d rather think of the health care plan as a free basket of chocolate brought by a magical animal than as something on which I am going to suffer and die to redeem the sins of others, even if the latter is a more accurate description.
One would anticipate that Barack Obama, committed Christian that he professes to be, might object to the use of his image in such a fashion. Anyone holding their breath waiting for his objection?

More reactions Adrienne's CornerBackyard Conservative, " Maybe they're hoping for a Resurrection of The One's popularity.
Nice Deb "Behold the Lamb"   
Originally posted at Potluck

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the link. Linked to you. Great minds:)


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