Day By Day© by Chris Muir.

Wednesday, November 30, 2005

"Chimpy Bush Hitler"

An astute friend of mine was checking out CNN immediately after the President gave his speech this morning, and noted that they'd chosen this photo to illustrate the story: While it's clear that Bush was waving, I wonder if it's a coincidence that CNN chose to run with a picture that has Bush, long known on the Left as a Nazi, making what could be construed as a Hitlerian salute. In this context, "Plan for Victory," suddenly takes on a Thousand Year Reich feeling. Nor was I entirely surprised when I checked out CNN at 10:30 P.S.T. myself to discover that this picture had vanished, to be replaced with a more content neutral picture: Maybe I've just got photos on the brain, though. This morning, Michelle Malkin had a story about how MoveOn.Org, in a ad about getting American troops home for Thanksgiving, managed to use a picture of British, not American troops. Not only that but, for reasons that are unclear, MoveOn then Photoshopped the image to put one of the British soldiers in some natty (American style?) shorts. I guess all of this is a reminder that things aren't always what they seem and that photos, while they can be used to vivid effect in way words never can, are also a tool for slanting information, either intentionally or unintentionally.