"The Rage Begins As Soon As She Opens Her Eyes"
By Ed Driscoll · April 15, 2006 03:26 PM · Bobos In Paradise · The New, New Journalism · The Return of the Primitive
When a paper as sympathetic to the left side of the aisle as the Washington Post begins a profile of someone on the left like this...
In the angry life of Maryscott O'Connor, the rage begins as soon as she opens her eyes and realizes that her president is still George W. Bush. The sun has yet to rise and her family is asleep, but no matter; as soon as the realization kicks in, O'Connor, 37, is out of bed and heading toward her computer.....you know you may have a problem.
Update: Paul Mirengoff of Power Line has some thoughts on the article's rather silly "it's mostly the fault of the right--especially Newt Gingrich" subtext.
Another Update: Tim Blair analyzes the sociopsychological ramifications of the photo chosen by the Post of O'Connor.
One More: One of Tim's readers has his own insightful analysis of the photo:
That picture is clearly a hatchet job though, and a deliberate one. Wide angle lens (I’m guessing 25-28mm), low camera placement, and a “Dutch tilt” of about twenty degrees to the right (look at the line of the bookshelves in the background; if the camera were held level, that line would be level too). It makes her look like something out of Mr. Arkadin.That last sentence isn't something I'd write, but from the photographer choosing that angle and composition, to the editor choosing that photo, it was all carefully planned. Could the Post have commissioned this article as payback--or were they simply inspired by--the far left's recent meltdowns over the Post's Deborah Howell and their (as it turns out rather brief) employment of Ben Domenech?
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