The Anatomy of an Outrageous Photograph

 

The Anatomy of an Outrageous Photograph

This is not about the Iraq War and America’s possible withdrawal. It’s about the Pentagon’s top leaders behaving like amateurs and how The New York Times exploited their ineptitude by publishing a devastating photograph, presumably to further its own foreign policy agenda. Whether you are in the military or the private sector, always remember that the media—although chumps themselves—thrive on making others look like chumps. Horses don’t sell newspapers or garner TV ratings. Horses’ asses do. Flip-Flops in the White House? On July 19, 2005, a photograph was taken of the Northwestern University lacrosse team with President Bush in front of the White