Saturday, August 21, 2004

The manufacturing of a metaphoric news event

How Bush 41 got the shaft from the media.

From snopes. com

Images are easily manipulated, however, and President George Bush (father of current president George W. Bush) found himself the victim of one during his failed re-election bid in 1992. The fun began during a primary season photo opportunity on 5 February, as President Bush dropped by a National Grocers Association convention in Orlando. One of the exhibits Bush visited was a demonstration of NCR's checkout scanning technology, an event New York Times reporter Andrew Rosenthal turned into a chiding front page story about Bush's lack of familiarity with the details of ordinary life in America:

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