Academy Award winning documentary filmmaker, Errol Morris has a very interesting piece in the New York Times this week where he looks at the images that really capture the “Bush Years”. Some are widely known and popularized, others not so much. Some are funny some are just sad. From him standing on the rubble of the Twin Towers with a bullhorn, to his clumsy attempt at opening a locked door in China or, of course, the shoe being thrown at his head. Check out the article and the discussion Morris has with some of the photographers.
Here are the three that I found very interesting and very recent. They capture a single moment in which Bush is entering a room to say goodbye to his staff on his last day, right after a national TV broadcast.
I found it pretty captivating simply because it’s a face that I’ve never seen Bush wear in public these horrendous past eight years. Whether it’s a look of failure or nostalgia or defeat or relief, I don’t know. Maybe he just broke down backstage. But concentrating on that momentary reaction long enough, especially in that last picture – it does have the effect of making Bush look almost, nearly, human.
What a monkey!
Yeah, that’s the nearest thing to human he could get!
He looks like he is about to throw up.
But I wouldn’t give him that much credit, I think he has the stomach flu, LOL.
The article is great! Thanks for letting us know about it.
yes i checked the article, great one, and great pictures
Hey, there. In relation to US media coverage of the Gaza war and the Palestinian plight, I wanted to point out the CBS special that you may have heard about already, but since you haven’t posted it or mentioned it, I thought it only fair to show that there IS progress being made in American media portrayals of Palestine.
CBS did a great report on the situation, which is on YouTube in two parts http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JB7XhrFUAAc and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJnh6nuHBgc&annotation_id=annotation_502229&feature=iv
Additionally, The Daily Show’s John Stewart has been extremely critical of Israel in the last few weeks. I don’t think you can easily access the episodes online from outside of the US, but there are some serious changes in media coverage of Palestine since the Israeli war on Gaza.
Evidence for evolution, you have just seen it with your own eyes!
*throws a shoe
Going to war for no reason > 42 billion dollars
Failed tax practices over the last 2 years > 26 billion dollars
His economic decisions > 700 billion dollars
The look on his face when he sobers up and realizes he’s actually been in charge and these things DID happen > PRICELESS!!!
There are some things he can’t take away from us, for everything else, there’s Uncle Sam’s Mastercard 😉
Thought you’d like this editorial regarding the shoe throwing: