July 13, 2003


As proof of the Bush administrationís absolute and complete control over all aspects of its public image, the New York Times offers this:

Eric Draper, the chief White House photographer and the only photographer allowed at Camp David that weekend, had shown Mr. Bush the small image of the picture in the back of his digital camera. "I said, 'What do you think about this?"' Mr. Draper recalled in an interview in his West Wing basement office last week. "And he said, 'O.K., that's good.' "

Worse than Stalin.

Posted by Tim Blair at July 13, 2003 03:19 PM

Man, I've done that before, too, when my wife took a picture of me. I had no idea what a control freak I am. I must go apologize immediately, not only to my wife, but also the NY Times.

Posted by: Sophorist at July 13, 2003 at 04:37 PM

He's not in Stalin's class until the White House has an official Photoshopper for removing things from photographs.

Posted by: Brian J. at July 13, 2003 at 11:30 PM

I see the Grey Lady is slanting again. Photos of the President are only to be believed if taken by people the Executive Branch does not pay? OK, show how many pictures of FDR on crutches you published, guys. None, you say? Not even when he was just Governor of the State, pre-Presidency? Golly! He must have been one healthy so-and-so!


Posted by: John Anderson, RI USA at July 14, 2003 at 02:24 AM

Let us salute the brave dissident that took a picture of Bush falling off that Segway. He's probably in prison being tortured, right?

Posted by: scott h. at July 14, 2003 at 02:41 AM