Remember the Washingtonian cover of Obama in a swimsuit I was blogging about yesterday>
It was photoshopped.
Susan Moeller comments,
What’s the danger of an audience thinking that the president looks model-hot? It’s a simplification of who he is–it’s the photographic version of presenting Obama as the shining hope for the country. It’s ascribing to him more power–even if the power is sexual–than he actually has.
What’s the possible consequence? When individual players are made to seem larger or are given greater clout than they actually have, that prompts us to expect outcomes that cannot be delivered–and also encourages us to believe that we don’t have to help solve the nation’s problems, because we certainly do not measure up to the perfection we have been shown.
I expect dozens more of these in the long run. They would match the poster: