Accuracy in Media

ABC News’ Jake Tapper has noticed an alarming trend by the media to make Barack Obama out to be some kind of Savior. 

General election project for Political Punch readers: Let’s keep track of how many Holy images of Sen. Barack Obama, D-Illinois, make their way into print.

(And bad ones, if any. And of Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., let’s keep track as well — photos of him looking heavenly or, conversely, old and feeble.)

– jpt

UPDATE: To anyone who thinks I am mocking God or religion with this post. I am not. I am mocking the images some in the media are using to portray Sen. Obama. Such as the Reuters photo above. Or this DaVincian New York Magazine image. Or this cover of Rolling Stone. No disrespect towards God or persons of faith intended at all. The jesting is not aimed at religion, God, or Sen. Obama — but rather those pushing these Holy Images of the Illinois senator who is, after all, but a man.

If he is a Savior what does that make Rev. Jeremiah Wright and Father Pfleger?  Apostles? 


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