Wednesday, 3 March 2010

Must Have Been A Slow News Day Or Something

Boing Boing link to an Article in the New York Magazine called A History of Obama Feigning Interest in Mundane Things. It's a slide show of the American President dutifully looking at stuff he'd been taken to see in his day job.

I sort of understand why this exists, but it's not to show a man competently getting on with what he has to do. The captions suggest that Obama is bored or, perhaps, not really the man of the people he claims to be and that these photos slowly pare back the thin veneer of his everyman-ness.

It just seems gratuitously mean-spirited with a whif of condescension to random people with boring jobs that New York media types feel free to look down on.

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